U.S. HIGHWAY 101 GAVIOTA CURVES PROJECT COMPLETED
Source: Caltrans District 5
A project to re-align the northbound lanes of US Highway 101 from north of Mariposa Reina to south of the Gaviota State Roadside Rest Area has been completed.
This safety project resulted in a realignment of the existing northbound compound curve with a single radius curve. In addition, this project included a widening of the existing shoulders, improvements to the median barrier, culverts and the vertical profile along the northbound side of the highway.
“This new alignment will allow motorists to drive their vehicles more easily through this single curve, improving safety for everyone’, said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.”
The collision rate at this location was five times higher than the statewide average for similar facilities.
The contractor for this $7 million dollar project was Souza Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA.
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/