Highway 101 Safety Project Begins Next Week

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Source: Caltrans

A project to resurface gore points and improving roadside signs along US Highway 101 in various locations from the Las Positas Road Overcrossing to south of the Gaviota Tunnel will begin on Monday, Oct. 30.

The majority of this roadwork will take place Monday through Friday morning during the overnight hours from 11:45 pm until 7 am with intermittent daytime lanes closures between 10 am and 4 pm.

The installation of these surface treatments are designed to decrease the time highway workers are exposed to vehicles traveling at high speeds and to reduce vehicles from stopping in these gore point areas located between the active travel lanes and the on/off ramps.  Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 10 minutes.

The contractor for this $2 million project is Granite Construction of Santa Barbara, CA.  This project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018.

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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