Two Goleta Utility Projects Scheduled Monday

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By the City of Goleta

Two highly anticipated City Capital Improvement Projects, the Ekwill Street & Fowler Road Extensions and Hollister Avenue Bridge Relocation Projects, are getting closer to becoming a reality. This Monday, February 6, construction work will begin to relocate utilities that are in conflict with the Projects.

When completed, the Ekwill Street & Fowler Road Extensions and Hollister Avenue Bridge Relocation Projects will provide new east west access across Old Town Goleta, two roundabouts on Hollister Avenue at the interchange with State Route 217 and complete flood control capacity improvements.

With the upcoming utility relocation work, there will be traffic impacts on Hollister Avenue between State Route 217 and S. Kellogg Avenue for approximately four weeks beginning February 6, 2023. Alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures will be necessary to facilitate the relocation work. Construction work will take place Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Motorists are reminded to please drive cautiously through the work zones and are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.

Learn more about these projects on the City website. For the Ekwill Street and Fowler Road Extensions Project click here, and for the Hollister Avenue Bridge Project click here. For questions on the upcoming utility work, please contact Melissa Angeles, Assistant Engineer, at

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Don Lubach Feb 05, 2023 09:45 AM
Two Goleta Utility Projects Scheduled Monday

I can't wait to be at the ribbon cutting for the 217/hollister roundabout. I lived on Dearborn Place for 10+ years and it is quite a challenge to drive in and out of of that street onto Hollister. A round-about is a great solution. I drive and cycle through the other roundabouts and prefer them to stop lights. My fellow transportation advocate Robert B has an opposite position on this. I still admire him. Folks can be opposed on civic projects and still be pals. I have a memory of the two sides debating Paseo Nuevo having lunch together during their many months of protest.

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