Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

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Source: Caltrans

Caltrans will perform an emergency guardrail repair on southbound US Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, June 26.  

Motorists will encounter a closure of the No. 3 (right) lane of southbound US Highway 101 from Garden Street to Milpas Street from 9 am until 12 noon.  Delays in this area should not exceed 15 minutes. 

These repairs are necessary following a recent traffic accident to ensure a safe environment for everyone.  This work will be performed by the Caltrans Santa Barbara Maintenance team.

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

For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sb

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Happy SB Girl Jun 26, 2019 08:36 AM
Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

The repair work is a result of an over turned semi truck that ended up on the Milpas Street off ramp. It happened about 1:00 AM Saturday morning. Since I was 10 minutes behind the accident I got a flat tire because of all the debris in the 2nd & 3rd lanes. Two wonderful CHP officers change my tire!

a-1574193622 Jun 25, 2019 05:48 PM
Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

I hope they clean up every piece of trash they see. God, what a mess. i drove 101 through SB today and it was litter from one end to the next. why does SB allow Caltrans to ignore the trash in its community? Trash on the roadsides, homeless encampments in the bushes, trash in the medians. Come on, SB, get after it. And why do they allow the panhandlers on the freeway off ramps? Other communities would have the CHP out there immediately.

a-1574193622 Jun 26, 2019 09:45 AM
Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

Hi, If you go on the Caltrans website you will find a page for filing complaints/concerns. The list will show you what falls under Caltrans oversight. Trash/panhandling/ illegal signs, etc. Yes, volunteers do pick up trash through the Adopt a Highway program, which is a great way for residents to help out. BUT they are obligated to clean monthly on two lane/three lane highways but many volunteer groups can't get out there that often. And many sections have no group to attend to the trash. The Downtown Organization, Visit Santa Barbara, and the Goleta/SB Chambers of Commerce should make highway clean up their priority as that is the first thing visitors see. Montecito is as bad and at times worse in terms of trash/homeless stuff. And then there's all the homeless encampments that greet our train travelers! That's a whole other area of concern, or at least it should be. Mattresses, trash, tents, etc. etc. line the tracks in certain areas.

a-1574193622 Jun 26, 2019 09:46 AM
Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

Hi, If you go on the Caltrans website you will find a page for filing complaints/concerns. The list will show you what falls under Caltrans oversight. Trash/panhandling/ illegal signs, etc. Yes, volunteers do pick up trash through the Adopt a Highway program, which is a great way for residents to help out. BUT they are obligated to clean monthly on two lane/three lane highways but many volunteer groups can't get out there that often. And many sections have no group to attend to the trash. The Downtown Organization, Visit Santa Barbara, and the Goleta/SB Chambers of Commerce should make highway clean up their priority as that is the first thing visitors see. Montecito is as bad and at times worse in terms of trash/homeless stuff. And then there's all the homeless encampments that greet our train travelers! That's a whole other area of concern, or at least it should be. Mattresses, trash, tents, etc. etc. line the tracks in certain areas.

giftedinSB Jun 26, 2019 09:12 AM
Highway 101 Lane Closure on Wednesday

I always thought CalTrans' responsibilities were road repairs/improvement and that litter cleanup lived with volunteers or people serving out a criminal sentence with community service. Is trash removal part of CalTrans' duties as well? Anyway, to answer your last question, the reason is that Santa Barbara is a city that enables, not ends, homelessness.

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