State Street Railroad Crossing Work
Source: City of Santa Barbara
Construction of the State Street Railroad Crossing Project, located at State Street just south of Yanonali Street, [began] on April 15. The work will increase safety for pedestrians crossing the railroad tracks and includes the installation of swing gates, railings, safer sidewalk approaches, and an advanced railroad alert for the traffic signal. In addition, portions of the Amtrak platform will be removed to prevent walking on the railroad tracks from the train station to State Street. Lash Construction will perform the work, and the project is expected to conclude in July 2019.
State Street will remain accessible for vehicles and pedestrians, though temporary detours may occur to minimize construction duration. Drivers should expect periodic delays and some road closures in this area during construction. The project is fully funded by the Railway-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program through the California Public Utilities Commission, which has jurisdiction over railroad crossings in California.
For more information about this project, click here.