Olive Mill Overcrossing Closed Friday Night
East side of US 101 Olive Mill Overcrossing with new barrier
A project to replace the bridge rails on the US Highway 101 Overcrossing at Olive Mill Road which were damaged during the Montecito flooding this past January will continue with a full closure of this overcrossing on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 pm until 11:55 pm.
This closure will allow Caltrans to relocate the one-way traffic headed northbound on Olive Mill Road to the east side of the overcrossing which will allow for bridge rail work to proceed on the west side of this structure.
Residents who live along Danielson Lane will maintain parking in their neighborhood, but parking will be prohibited near the corners to allow residents and large construction vehicles to safely navigate this area. Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to Share the Road.
Local traffic may detour by using northbound US 101 to San Ysidro Road to access coastal areas. Northbound truck traffic on US 101 is encouraged to use the Milpas Street exit before returning southbound and exiting at Spring Road. Motorists may detour from the Olive Mill Bridge to Hot Springs Road via Coast Village Road.
Caltrans is moving at an accelerated pace with construction taking place Monday through Friday from 7 am until 5 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am until 4 pm.
The contractor for this $1.2 million project is Granite Construction of Santa Barbara, CA. This project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, weather permitting.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sb
The public may also use Caltrans QuickMap which offers ‘real time’ information on the state highway system. A direct link is as follows: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/