State Route 246 Passing Lanes Project Traffic Switch to Begin Thursday Night
A safety project to construct passing lanes in both directions on State Route 246 near Lompoc from Cebada Canyon Road to Hapgood Road (East) will result in a traffic switch beginning Thursday, June 29 at 10 pm.
This traffic switch will result in motorists traveling in both directions being re-routed onto a new alignment south of the existing highway. This traffic switch will allow construction to proceed on the existing lanes. Motorists are urged to drive carefully through this new alignment and the nearby construction area.
The contractor for this $14.9 million project is Papich Construction of Pismo Beach, CA. This project is fully funded by the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Measure A program. It is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2018.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/