Arroyo Paredon Bridge Reopens
The Arroyo Paredon Bridge (PM 15.50) on State Route 192 re-opened on Wednesday, May 15 at 5 pm. This bridge was rebuilt following the Montecito Debris Flow in 2018. Lash Construction of Santa Barbara was the contractor for the $10 million replacement of this bridge.
The San Ysidro Creek Bridge (PM 9.6) is open to two-way traffic and is expected to be complete in July. The Romero Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 10.92) and the Toro Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 12.49) remain open to two-way traffic and will be completed in June. Motorists should drive safely in these areas.
Construction is continuing at the following bridges:
Montecito Creek Bridge (PM 8.12): The bridge deck for this new structure is now being installed. Construction continues seven days a week from 7 am until 6 pm, weather permitting to maintain the integrity of the construction site and surrounding area during the rainy season. This bridge is expected to re-open to traffic with some restrictions by July.
The Toro Creek Bridge (PM 12.14): New bridge rails have been installed on the upstream side with construction continuing on the downstream side. This bridge is open with one-way reversing traffic control until project completion. All lanes of this bridge are expected to re-open in June.
Caltrans is working with the contractor, Security Paving of Sylmar on this $20 million project to restore full access to all five bridges within this corridor and is striving to complete these projects by summer 2019, weather permitting.
Barricades and locked gates will continue to secure the Montecito Creek location with detours available via local roads. Emergency responders will maintain access to this locked area for public safety.
A segment of State Route 192 is open to motorists but through traffic is strongly advised to continue using US 101. State Route 192.