Saturday, March 24 , 2018, 3:26 pm | A Few Clouds 64º


Local News

Delays Expected Monday for Coast Village Road Roundabout Work

Restriping to take place at Coast Village and Hot Springs roads, Cabrillo Boulevard and Old Coast Highway.

Work on the west Coast Village Road roundabout will have a major traffic impact this week as construction continues on the $53 million Highway 101 widening project between Milpas Street and Hot Springs Road.

On Monday, crews will re-stripe the two intersections at Coast Village and Hot Springs roads, Cabrillo Boulevard and Old Coast Highway in preparation for upcoming work on the Montecito roundabout. Traffic will be shifted toward the freeway as part of the striping. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the intersections between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and motorists should anticipate up to a 10-minute delay, Caltrans spokeswoman Kirsten Ayars said. If additional prep work is needed, crews will finish Wednesday. Construction crews will not be working Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day.

Meanwhile, the northbound Milpas off-ramp will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday for re-striping and the placement of concrete safety barriers to prepare for work on the Cacique Street under-crossing later this week. The off-ramps at Salinas and Garden streets should be used as detours.

Work will continue on the northbound 101 retaining and sound walls between the Cabrillo on-ramp and the Salinas off-ramp. Crews will drive piles for the new sound wall by the Santa Barbara Municipal Tennis Center between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On the southbound side, crews will continue pouring the foundations of a retaining wall in preparation for the new hook off-ramp east of Milpas, as well as grading and retaining wall work for the new third lane. The off-ramp at Los Patos Way will remain closed until September.

The Highway 101 Operational Improvements between Milpas and Hot Springs include the reconstruction of two major interchanges, six new or improved bridges, freeway widening, and improvements to local streets and pedestrian pathways. The four-year project is funded by Proposition 1B and $13 million from Measure D.

Click here for more information.

Write to [email protected]

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >