Las Positas Multi-Use Path 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, is continuing to work on the steel rebar and wall forms for the concrete barriers along Las Positas Road. The barrier rail improvements will separate the multiuse path from vehicular traffic, providing safety benefits for all trail users. Rasmussen has also began working on the box culvert along Las Positas Road, which is needed in order to construct the trail over two existing 36-inch storm drain pipe outlets (see photos here).

On Monday, June 21st, the Waterline Replacement Project along Modoc Road will resume construction on the pavement restoration work. Tierra’s subcontractor will perform limited asphalt grinding and overlay work over the waterline trench to restore the pavement per City standard requirements. The paving work will occur primarily between Tuesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 24, along Modoc Road from Calle De Los Amigos to approximately 800 feet East of Veronica Springs Road.

Traffic control and temporary striping changes to the Las Positas corridor between Modoc Road and Cliff Drive will 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:

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  1. Do we REALLY need to ugly up the landscape and disrupt the environment with something that not only costs probably hundreds of thousands to construct, but also tens of thousands a year in graffiti cleanup, just to prevent one potential death every 20 years? I find it to be a knee-jerk design in a sue-happy world. I’m sure others disagree.

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