A new Class I bikeway and multipurpose path will connect Santa Claus Lane to Carpinteria Avenue. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to walk and ride between Carpinteria and Santa Claus Lane. This will close a gap in the California Coastal Trail between Sand Point Road and Carpinteria Avenue.
As part of the bikeway project, the intersection at Carpinteria Avenue and Estero Street will be updated with new crosswalks, signage, landscaping, curbs and gutters, and bike lanes. At the western end of the project, a new vehicular turnaround will be built at the end of Santa Claus Lane.
The bikeway is being built in coordination with the Highway 101: Padaro project. Please visit www.SBROADS.com to see maps, graphics, photos, construction updates, and descriptions of the improvements.
The timeline is a reference tool to show planned improvements and key closures.
The timing may change to accommodate modifications from the contractor, weather delays, and to improve construction.
Bikeway construction will necessitate closing alternate business driveways off of Carpinteria Avenue for short periods of time. The western first and third driveways will be closed from September to November. The middle driveway will be closed after the surrounding driveways from November to December. Driveways on either side of each driveway closure will remain open.
At the end of Santa Claus Lane, a teardrop-shaped turnaround will be constructed to allow cars to head west on Santa Claus Lane. Large trucks will be required to enter southbound Highway 101 using the on-ramp.
During construction, access to Sand Point Road will be signed for local traffic only adjacent to the start of the teardrop turnaround construction area. From September 2022 to January 2023, access to Sand Point Road will be one lane only. Drivers will need to check for oncoming cars prior to exiting or entering Sand Point Road. Please note that during this time and for the majority of bikeway construction, the Highway 101 southbound on-ramp at Santa Claus will be closed.