Castillo Underpass Now Open

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Castillo Underpass Now Open
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(Aerial photo of Castillo St. construction in June / Art Sylvester)

Source: Caltrans 

An emergency project to improve pavement conditions at the US  Highway 101 undercrossing at Castillo Street is expected to re-open to the public on Friday, Aug. 18 at 12 noon.

Caltrans wishes to thank the Santa Barbara community for their patience and support during this 2-month repair project,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

This project included the installation of a concrete slab placed over a geo-thermal membrane which directs water below the surface towards nearby drainage facilities. Final striping on the roadway was completed this week.

The contractor for this $1.5 million project was Security Paving of Sylmar, CA.

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 805-549-3318 or visit our website at:

Photos courtesy of Caltrans

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a-1503107725 Aug 18, 2017 06:55 PM
Castillo Underpass Now Open

At least the first signs of water (not rain-induced) by December 31, 2017.

a-1503103857 Aug 18, 2017 05:50 PM
Castillo Underpass Now Open

ODDS, <1yr. The amount of traffic going through that intersection between now next June will put a lot of wear, tear, and strain on that pavement. We'll see. I hope this attempt works though.

d8vanilla Aug 18, 2017 04:58 PM
Castillo Underpass Now Open

Hope the City got the 20yr warranty, with the triple $$$ return guarantee, if it fails.

tagdes Aug 18, 2017 08:46 PM
Castillo Underpass Now Open

Well the city can't get any warranty since this is and and always has been Caltrans. Maybe familiarizing ones self with the subject at hand would be good since a lot of folks here always jump in when they don't have a clue.

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