Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse 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 substantially completed paving of the entire multiuse path (see photos on pages 3 – 6). Over the next couple of weeks, Rasmussen will be constructing the concrete median islands at:
Modoc Road and Calle De Los Amigos
Las Positas Road and Meadows Lane
Las Positas Road and Veronica Springs Road
Las Positas Road and Richelle Lane
Las Positas Road and South of Rebecca Way
Las Positas Road and Jerry Harwin Parkway
Traffic control and temporary delays along Modoc Road and Las Positas Road should be expected while the concrete medians are constructed. The public is reminded that the speed limit is reduced to 35- mph, and the temporary striping has been 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.
After the median islands are installed, Rasmussen will install the guardrails and the handrails on top of the concrete barrier walls. Rasmussen’s subcontractor, Marina Landscape, will also be performing landscape work and tree installation starting at Modoc Road and work their way to Las Positas Road and then down to Cliff Drive.
The City thanks the public for their continued cooperation and patience during the final stages of construction of this important Vision Zero Project. For more information, please visit the Project website: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/pw/stmain/traffic/bikepath/default.asp