Hwy 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project Update

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Hwy 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project Update
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Crews finish up block work on the northbound Highway 101 sound wall between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek. Two new sound walls are up, and work continues on the remaining two walls. (Photo: SB Roads)

Source: SB Roads

Construction Update (weather dependent)
Timeframe:  June 16 - 22, 2019 

Crews finish up block work on the northbound Highway 101 sound wall between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek. Two new sound walls are up, and work continues on the remaining two walls. (Photo: SB Roads)

Closures

  • Southbound Highway 101
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights
      • Alternating lane closures will occur between 8:00 pm and 7:00 am. One lane will remain open. Crews will be shifting concrete safety barrier, paving areas for lane shifts, and then restriping lanes. This work will accommodate the upcoming installation of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement and drainage improvements.
  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue (temporarily closed - details below)

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • Work continues on the retaining and back walls of the new overcrossing. Edison is also installing new electrical utility connections on either side of the new bridge to connect to new lines within the overcrossing. Crews will pour concrete for the walls on the sides of the new bridge (wing walls).

Casitas Pass Road

  • Overcrossing
    • Work continues on the barrier rail and median planter. 
  • Southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road
    • The new on-ramp is open, and the temporary ramp will be removed.

Highway 101

  • Sound Walls
    • Northbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek (behind Nipomo Drive)
      • The block for the sound wall has been installed and crews are finishing up wall work in the area.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road
      • Block work for the new wall is complete and temporary fencing was removed.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and the off-ramp at Linden Avenue
      • Crews continue installing underground supports (piles) for the new wall.
  • New drainage improvements are being installed along southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road.

Via Real

  • Work is finishing up on the footing for the new retaining wall on Via Real between Casitas Pass Road and Linden Avenue. Crews will continue installing wood forms and rebar and then pour concrete for the wall sections.
  • Via Real is closed from Casitas Pass Road to the old northbound Highway 101 on-ramp. Local residents have one-way access to Hales Lane on Via Real (entering from Casitas Pass Road and exiting on Vallecito Road). 
    • Pedestrians can use the sidewalk on Via Real, but please refrain from entering the construction area.

Ongoing Temporary Closure

  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • The Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue is closed for approximately 6-9 months. Crews will build a new off-ramp along with extensive drainage improvements, new retaining walls, and safety barriers (see rendering below). Please use the off-ramps at Reynolds Avenue or Casitas Pass Road to access the beach and downtown Carpinteria (see detour map below).

 

About the Hwy 101:  Linden and Casitas Pass Project

The Hwy 101:  Linden & Casitas Pass project will improve local circulation and freeway access in Carpinteria.  The highway interchanges at Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road will be updated with new bridges and freeway ramps.  Via Real will be connected across Carpinteria Creek through a new roundabout up to Linden Avenue.  New bridges will be built over Carpinteria Creek on Hwy 101 and Via Real, and four new sound walls will be built to reduce freeway noise in nearby neighborhoods.  Bike and pedestrian improvements will be added along Via Real, connected along Carpinteria Creek, and on the Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road overcrossings.

Construction began in fall 2016 and will run through 2019 based on an accelerated schedule. The accelerated schedule is dependent on weather and utility relocations and moves the completion date from the end of 2020 to 2019.  

Highway 101 will have 2 lanes open in each direction and local roads will remain open during daytime construction. There will be nighttime closures as needed. New roads, bridges, ramps, and bikeways open in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

This project is the third phase of widening Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Mussel Shoals.  Eight of the 16 miles in this area have already been widened to include three lanes in each direction.

The Highway 101:  Linden and Casitas Pass Project is a $60 million construction project funded by state and federal taxes.  This project is a partnership between Caltrans, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, and the City of Carpinteria. 

For more information, please visit our project website at www.SBROADS.com, call us at 805.845.5112, or email the project at info@sbroads.com.

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Factotum Jun 21, 2019 09:36 AM
Hwy 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project Update

Was the Golden Gate bridge a private construction project or a government construction project? Private - you get paid to complete and deliver the project. Government - you just get paid to work or not work - no incentive to actually complete anything. Just the opposite.

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