Caltrans to Add Carpool Lanes to Highway 101
Caltrans will begin construction next week to add peak-period carpool lanes in each direction of US Highway 101 between the between the City of Carpinteria and the City of Santa Barbara.
“This project will allow Caltrans to continue major improvements along this busy corridor. We are nearing completion of the US 101 Linden-Casitas Interchanges Project in Carpinteria and this new HOV project will provide connectivity to the Linden project and carpool lanes already completed in Ventura County, said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.
This section of US 101 is used by about 95,000 motorists per day who travel between Santa Barbara and Ventura County including commuters, truckers and visitors.
The first phase of this $700 million overall project was awarded to Granite Construction of Santa Barbara.Construction will begin on Sunday night, April 5. It is part of the “lane and train” plan developed by Caltrans and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), which also helped fund this HOV project with local sales tax revenue. The completion date for this first phase of construction is 2021.
The roadwork schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and materials or other construction-related issues. More information and updates on this project can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d5/ or on Twitter via @CaltransD5