Pixel Tracker

Monday, December 10 , 2018, 11:59 pm | Fair 46º

 
 
 
 

California Transportation Commission Votes $60M for Carpinteria Phase of Highway 101 Project

The California Transportation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to allocate $60 million in State Transportation Improvement Program funds for the Linden & Casitas Interchanges Project in Carpinteria.

The Linden & Casitas Pass Interchanges Project is Phase 3 of SBCAG’s 4 Phase strategy to widen the Highway 101 freeway with new peak hour carpool lanes from Santa Barbara to Mussel Shoals in Ventura County.

Phase I from Milpas Street to Montecito was completed in 2012. Phase II from Mussel Shoals in Ventura County to Bailard Ave in Carpinteria was completed in 2015. 


 
The Linden Ave. & Casitas Pass Road Interchanges Project will reconstruct both of the 101 freeway bridges at Linden Ave and Casitas Pass Road.

The Linden Avenue 101 freeway bridge will be widened to 3 lanes and the Casitas Pass Road 101 freeway bridge will be widened to four lanes with a center landscaped median.

Both bridges will have new sidewalks and bike paths on both sides of the bridges.
 
The project also includes extension of Via Real frontage road from Bailard Ave. to Linden Ave.

In addition, the 101 freeway bridge over Carpinteria Creek will be widened to accommodate the future highway widening project. To enhance bicycle accessibility to the coast, a new all-weather Class I bike path along Carpinteria Creek under the freeway and a new Class I bike path from Rincon County Park to Carpinteria Avenue will be constructed along with the other improvements.   
 
Construction of this four year project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016.
 
Jim Kemp, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments said, “The 101 freeway widening project is making great progress. The $60 million in funding for Phase III of the widening project will allow construction to begin this summer. With the Linden & Casitas Pass Interchange Project under construction we are nearing the halfway mark on the 101 freeway widening project. SBCAG will continue to work hard to finish the rest of the widening project to relieve traffic congestion on the 101 and local roads and support the south coast economy.“

— Gregg Hart is the public affairs and public information manager for SBCAG.

 

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 using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • 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 >

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.