Castillo Street Undercrossing Repair

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Source: Caltrans

An emergency project to improve conditions on the US Highway 101 undercrossing at Castillo Street will begin on Monday, June 19.  This project will include the installation of a reinforced concrete slab which will be placed three to four inches above the current pavement and the water which accumulates beneath it.

This project will result in a full closure of Castillo Street from US Highway 101 to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for about two months. The southbound on/off ramps to US Highway 101 at Castillo Street will also be closed for the duration of this project.Motorists headed southbound may detour at the US Highway 101 off ramps at West Carrillo Street or Garden Street.

Local traffic near Castillo Street will detour onto State Street or Garden Street.

This project will improve the condition of the pavement where seeping groundwater has damaged the existing pavers which has resulted in a wet driving surface.  This long-term closure is necessary so the concrete slab will be able to cure without vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

Detour signs will be posted to assist motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists during this project.

The contractor for this $1.5 million project is Security Paving of Sylmar, CA.  This project is expected to be completed by the end of August.  

All businesses including the Santa Barbara Harbor will remain open during this project.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Barbara County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 805-568-0858 or visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#  

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NativeofSB Jun 10, 2017 07:19 PM
Castillo Street Undercrossing Repair

Who planned the timing of this with Fourth of July and Fiesta coming up? And then, this whole mess should have been taken care of properly when Caltrans did the crosstown freeway! Our City & State at work again. Taxpayer dollars flushed away again. I only wish I had their retirement/pensions!

a-1511448948 Jun 09, 2017 08:47 AM
Castillo Street Undercrossing Repair

GINGER1 what if I told you it's not seawater, it's the (fresh) water table? What if, this is Caltrans' plan, instead of replacing the entire underpass, to perform maintenance "every couple years"? All true.

a-1511448948 Jun 09, 2017 08:30 AM
Castillo Street Undercrossing Repair

This just in - Lucy is going to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick it. Forget past experience, this time it'll work...

ginger1 Jun 08, 2017 10:27 PM
Castillo Street Undercrossing Repair

What awesome timing! Just in time for summer tourist season. This time, including the *entire summer*. How many times is CalTrans going to attempt repairs at the same location? Seems like every couple of years they try something new. And it fails. Every time. This is sea water intrusion. The ocean sea level is rising. The three inch slab might last a couple of years before it fractures or the water simple overtakes that level. Which it will. Try and try again. You are NOT going to beat mother nature.

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