Turnpike Onramp Now Open
Photos: Jim Shivers / Caltrans
The southbound US Highway 101 on-ramp at Turnpike Road is expected to re-open by 12 noon today following a closure this past December due to a sinkhole located between the on-ramp and the right shoulder of the southbound lanes. The discovery of this sinkhole was followed by the closure of the on-ramp to maintain public safety.
Caltrans began excavation work under an emergency contract last month and has completed work on a damaged deteriorated corrugated steel and reinforced concrete pipe 40 feet below the surface. The contractor for this $1 million project is Granite Construction of Santa Barbara, CA.
Caltrans wishes to thank the community for their patience during these emergency repairs.
Caltrans plans to reopen the Turnpike southbound onramp to Highway 101 this Friday following the repair of a sinkhole.
This sinkhole was discovered on December 27, followed by the closure of the on-ramp to maintain public safety. Caltrans began excavation work under an emergency contract and discovered additional damage to the deteriorated corrugated steel and reinforced concrete pipe 30 to 40 feet below the surface.
Additional excavation near southbound Highway 101 was needed to complete these repairs, extending the closure of the onramp.
Paving is currently underway and Caltrans hopes to reopen the area on Friday.