Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multi-Use Path Construction Update
Source: City of Santa Barbara
The Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path Project (Project) provides a 2.6 mile-long separated pathway for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities along Las Positas and Modoc Roads. This path provides critical local and regional connections. Construction began in late September 2020, with an estimated 18-month construction duration, which also includes the planting of replacement trees and landscaping.
The City’s contractor, Rasmussen, has now completed installation of the concrete barrier walls, retaining walls, and concrete box culvert for stormwater conveyance. Concrete curbs and retaining curbs have also been constructed just south of the Las Positas and Richelle Lane intersection up to the intersection of Las Positas and Veronica Springs. The concrete paved portion of the path has been completed, remaining sections have been graded and the placement of aggregate base has begun. Once the placement of aggregate base has been completed the project will be ready for the final
asphalt concrete surfacing.
All paving along the path is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Following the paving will be the installation of handrails on top of the concrete barrier walls and guardrails The landscape portion of this project, is also scheduled to begin upon completion of the path pavement work.
Traffic control and the temporary striping on Las Positas Road between Modoc Road and Cliff Drive continue to remain in place. The public is reminded that the speed limit is reduced to 35-mph, and traffic has shifted to allow enough buffer for construction work to occur safely. Drivers must temporarily share the road with cyclists and proceed cautiously within the Las Positas corridor during construction.
The City thanks the public for their continued cooperation and patience during construction of this important Vision Zero Project. For more information, please visit the Project website: