Hwy 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project Update

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Hwy 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project Update
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The new overcrossing, northbound Highway 101 on-ramp, and start of the roundabout connection at Linden Avenue as seen from above.

Construction Update
Timeframe:  October 6 - 12, 2019 **REVISED**


  • Southbound Highway 101 slow lane between Reynolds Avenue and Casitas Pass Road
    • Wednesday night, Oct. 9th 
      • Closed from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
      • This closure was added for ongoing drainage work. One southbound lane will remain open during work.
  • Southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road
    • Monday - Friday, Oct. 7th - 11th
      • Closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily as needed for concrete finishing work on the Highway 101 bridges over Carpinteria Creek
  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • temporarily closed - details below
Linden Avenue
  • Overcrossing
    • Crews will install wood forms and pour concrete for the approach areas near the new bridge.
    • Crews will also grade soils, install wood forms, and pour concrete on the slopes under the new bridge.
  • Roundabout & New Northbound Highway 101 On-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • Crews will work on new safety barriers. 

Via Real

  • Crews will continue installing drainage improvements, sub and base grade layers, and new safety barriers for the new Via Real connection between Casitas Pass Road. 
  • Via Real is closed from Casitas Pass Road to the old northbound Highway 101 on-ramp. Local residents have access to Hales Lane on Via Real (entering from Casitas Pass Road near Cameo Road and exiting through the Casitas Pass Road and Via Real intersection). 
  • Crews will continue grading soils and working on drainage improvements for the parking lot and creek access along Via Real by Carpinteria Creek Park.

Highway 101

  • Southbound Highway 101
    • Crews have installed Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement on the freeway shoulders and near the southbound on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road.
  • Sound Walls
    • Northbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek (behind Nipomo Drive)
      • Crews will have poured concrete for new gutters near the wall.
      • Crews will continue work on the new safety barrier.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and the off-ramp at Linden Avenue
      • Crews will continue to work on gutters and make modifications to the top of the wall.
  • New drainage improvements are being installed under Highway 101 and along southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and Casitas Pass Road.
Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing
  • The structure for the median planter is complete. 

Ongoing Temporary Closure

  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • The Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue is closed until early 2020. Crews are building a new off-ramp along with extensive drainage improvements, new retaining walls, and safety barriers (see rendering below). Please use the off-ramps at Reynolds Avenue or Casitas Pass Road to access the beach and downtown Carpinteria (see detour map below).
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