A project to replace the Salsipuedes Creek Bridge and construct a retaining wall and fish passage on Highway 1 near Lompoc continues next week with a lane reduction/ temporary traffic signal to assist motorists traveling through this area.
This traffic signal will be in operation 24/7 through May of 2020 and will maintain one-way reversing traffic control with the width of each lane reduced to 11 ½ feet.
In addition, beginning Monday, April 22 the shoulders of the highway will be eliminated until this October. Oversized vehicles should be aware of this lane/shoulder reduction and are encouraged to use an alternate route.
The contractor for this $5 million project is CalPortland Construction of Santa Maria, CA. This project is expected to be complete in June of 2021.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Barbara County, residents may call the District 5 Public Affairs Office at (805) 549-3237 or visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/