Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

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Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business
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By John Palminteri of KEYT News

With the damaged section of San Marcos Pass, (3500 SR 154 ) under repair for another month, cars heading out of the Santa Ynez Valley on Highway 246 are adding to traffic through the popular area.  Some businesses, however, are seeing an increase due to the new flow of residents and visitors coming by.  They include gas stations, fast food stops, and coffee shops.

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cpage Feb 19, 2019 03:24 PM
Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

A-1550618571 - 101 can't really handle the extra load, so there are at least some more accidents - and a lot of congestion - on it. It's a pity that with all the work on bridges etc done over the years that they didn't make 101 3-lanes to Storke. 101 North around Fairview is really bad right now. And at some points there are people on 101 south gawking at the bottleneck on 101 north.

PitMix Feb 19, 2019 10:40 AM
Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

Big backup on the northbound 101 on Sunday from people trying to exit on the 246. At 11 am was it casino or danish traffic? I wonder if the wild animals on the 154 are enjoying the vacation they are having? Maybe they will block up some more culverts in the future if they figure out how to do it.

CoastWatch Feb 17, 2019 08:44 AM
Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

If you detour to Solvang, make sure to stop for a Real Danish ... also, there are some really good restaurants too! (SY Cafe, Succulent, Landsby / Mad & Vin, Los Arroyos, Leonardo's, etc...)

Luvaduck Feb 17, 2019 07:02 AM
Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

A couple of generations ago, the norm was that you shopped and worked near where you lived. A side benefit was that everybody knew everybody. (For teenagers, that was also a drawback: Your parents knew what you were up to before you even got home.)

ParvoPup Feb 16, 2019 08:50 PM
Highway 154 Closure Boosts Local Business

Glad some good is coming out this because there is nothing fun about spending 20 minutes to go the 1 mile from Ballard Canyon Road to the 101.

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