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Sawcutting in Summerland 1-17-23
Sawcutting in Summerland 1-17-23

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SCL Bikeway 1-17-23
SCL Bikeway 1-17-23

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Sawcutting in Summerland 1-17-23
Sawcutting in Summerland 1-17-23

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Construction Update

Timeframe: January 22 - February 4, 2023 *2-week update

Spotlight:  In Summerland, traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound lanes on the night of Feb. 2. On the morning of Feb. 3, the new northbound off-ramp at Lillie Ave will open. Please be aware of new traffic patterns in the area. 

Closures (weather permitting - please note dates may shift due to rain)

Please drive safely through the corridor and remember to Slow for the Cone Zone. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph for safety throughout the construction areas. Two freeway lanes remain open in each direction during daytime hours. 

  • Northbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm - 5:00 am, 1 lane: Santa Monica Rd to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln and N Padaro Ln

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: Santa Monica Rd to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln and N Padaro Ln

    • Off-ramp at Olive Mill, closed for up to 7 months, anticipated reopening upon roundabout completion, drivers can use the northbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd (see map below)

    • Off-ramp at Evans/Lillie Ave, closed for up to 4 months, anticipated reopening Feb 3, drivers can use the northbound off-ramp at N Padaro Ln

    • On-ramp at Ortega Hill Rd, closed for up to 8 months, anticipated reopening Feb 14, drivers can use the on-ramp at Sheffield Dr.

  • Southbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 10:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane: Sheffield Dr to Carpinteria Ave 

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 9:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to Carpinteria Ave

    • On-ramp at Olive Mill, closed for up to 1.5 months, anticipated reopening late Feb, drivers can use the southbound on-ramp at Sheffield Dr (see map below)

    • Off-ramp at N Padaro Ln, closed for up to 3 months, anticipated reopening mid-March, drivers can use the detour at S Padaro Ln and Via Real

    • On-ramp at Santa Claus Ln, closed for up to 5 months, anticipated reopening Jan 29, drivers can use the detour on Via Real, Santa Ynez Ave, Carpinteria Ave, and Reynolds Ave

  • Via Real from N Padaro Ln to Greenwell Creek 

    • Jan 29 - 31, 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, Flaggers will direct traffic for tree removals in preparation for upcoming sidewalk improvements along Via Real.

  • Carpinteria Ave from Estero St to Hwy 101

    • Flaggers will direct traffic (as needed) as crews build a new median island and bikeway connections.

Please note:  consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time (unless where noted) to allow drivers to use a ramp before or after a closure. To view timelines, detours, and maps, please visit and select the project segment. 

Olive Mill Roundabout

The majority of construction occurs between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm. 

  • Crews have begun work and removed old lighting (see photo above). Work will progress to drainage, roadway, and electrical work. Please expect flaggers as needed directing traffic.

  • **Please expect 5-10 minute delays throughout the construction area. Please expect flaggers at San Ysidro Rd and N Jameson Ln weekdays from 7:30 am - 9:00 am and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.


The Olive Mill Roundabout will improve traffic flow at the intersection at Olive Mill Road, Coast Village Road, North Jameson Lane, the northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Olive Mill Road, and the southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Olive Mill Road. Construction is anticipated from January through summer 2023. Project information, including maps and a timeline, is available at

Highway 101:  Summerland
The Summerland segment is located between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane. 

  • Highway 101 

    • Crews will continue work on safety barriers, drainage, and grinding. Please expect daytime noise. In preparation for the lane switch, crews will stripe lanes. Northbound traffic lanes will be shifted onto the new lanes on the night of Feb 2. The new northbound off-ramp at Lillie Ave (see photo above) will open on Feb 3.

    • Northbound on-ramp at Ortega Hill and sound wall

      • Crews will build curbs and gutters for the new on-ramp and continue work on the updated bike path.

      • Bicyclists and pedestrians will continue to use the new bikeway detour adjacent to the existing bikeway while crews build a new sound wall, on-ramp, and bikeway. On Jan 26, a portion of the new bikeway will open. While crews continue building the safety barrier near the bikeway, the bikeway will be 6' wide in the middle segment. Bicyclists can ride or walk their bikes in this section. The full 12' width will open on Feb 1.

    • Crews will continue work on retaining walls, drainage improvements, and overhead signs.

  • Sheffield Drive Interchange

    • Work continues on drainage improvements.

  • Evans Avenue Undercrossing & southbound off-ramp

    • Work continues on approach areas, bridge rails, slope paving, and lighting.

    • Crews continue working on retaining walls and drainage. 


Highway 101:  Padaro
The Padaro segment is located between North Padaro Lane and Santa Claus Lane.

  • Highway 101 & ramps

    • Southbound

      • Crews will continue installing rebar and pouring concrete for the new southbound lanes.

      • Crews continue work on retaining walls and drainage improvements.

      • Crews are installing new safety barriers, lighting, and overhead signs along southbound 101.

      • Southbound on-ramp at Santa Claus Ln

        • Crews are working on drainage, shoulder areas, and cobblestone transition areas for the new ramp. Crews will finish the on-ramp and open the new ramp on Jan 29.

      • Southbound off-ramp at N Padaro Ln

        • Crews are continuing earthwork after the recent storms (see photo above).

    • Northbound

      • Crews will clear vegetation in preparation for the upcoming northbound improvements.

  • Santa Claus Ln/S Padaro Ln Interchange

    • Crews are working on closure pours and safety barriers.

  • Toro and Arroyo Parida Creek Bridges

    • Crews will work on grading and paving for bridge connections, side walls (abutments), and approach slabs. Crews are also building safety barriers and installing new storm drains between the two bridges. 

  • N Padaro Interchange

    • Concrete Mix Site:  Jan 29 - Feb 2, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, crews will be mixing concrete for concrete pours. This is weather dependent.

    • The concrete mix site is located at the southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at N. Padaro Ln. Please expect noise as trucks enter and exit the site and materials are delivered.

    • By mixing concrete on-site, the project saves an estimated 463,771 truck miles, reduces water use by 400,000 gallons (concrete mixed on-site uses less water), and saves taxpayers between $10-$15 million.

    • Concrete recycling continues by the northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at N. Padaro Ln.

  • Sound walls

    • Southbound by the off-ramp at S. Padaro Ln: crews will work on the flood gate panels, install concrete block, and build safety barriers.


Santa Claus Lane Bikeway
The Santa Claus Lane Bikeway is located between Santa Claus Lane and Carpinteria Avenue between the freeway and railroad tracks.

  • Along Highway 101 - Crews will continue working on the retaining wall that will support the bikeway along with grading, installing rebar, and paving for the new bikeway. Work will also occur on the safety barrier and drainage improvements. 

  • Carpinteria Avenue - Near the intersection with Estero St, crews will install cobblestone paving (see photo above), build a new median island, and update bike lane connections. 

  • At the end of Santa Claus Lane, there is a temporary vehicular turnaround prior to the construction area. Access to Sand Point Road is one-lane only. Crews will excavate, remove old pavement, install roadway base material, and pour new curbs and gutters in preparation for a new turnaround. On Jan 24, crews will pave the new turnaround area. Please expect delays near the turnaround.


Please note that the closure of the southbound on-ramp at Santa Claus Ln accommodates work for the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway and on-ramp improvements associated with the Highway 101: Padaro segment.

Highway 101:  Carpinteria
The Carpinteria segment is located between Santa Claus Lane and Bailard Avenue. 

  • Landscaping

    • Crews are working in the shoulder areas on northbound Highway 101 from Franklin Creek past the on-ramp at Santa Monica Rd and southbound Highway 101 between Carpinteria Avenue and Santa Monica Creek on irrigation. Planting will continue in areas where irrigation has been installed.

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Carpinteria Camera
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Padaro Camera

South Padaro Improvements

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Toro Creek Improvements

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Summerland Camera

Sheffield Dr. Improvements

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Evans Ave. Improvements


Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara is a project undertaken by Caltrans and SBCAG in cooperation with local agencies to add a new carpool lane in each direction between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. The project will improve bridges, interchanges, on- and off-ramps, and add sound walls.

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