Pixel Tracker

Sunday, December 9 , 2018, 12:43 pm | Fair 66º

 
 
 
 

Santa Barbara Begins Repaving Bumpy Stretch of Popular Obern Trail

Renovating the bike path between Nogal Drive and Modoc Road is expected to be done June 14

Local cyclists will have to use a short detour for the next week and a half when riding a popular bike path between Santa Barbara and Goleta.

On Monday, the county Public Works Department began repaving an especially bumpy stretch of the Obern Trail. Weather permitting, the quarter-mile-or-so of asphalt between Nogal Drive and Modoc Road will be under construction until June 14, the department said. 

Work is scheduled for 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Traveling east to west, the detour will take cyclists further up Modoc Road to Hollister Avenue, one block west on Hollister, and the down Nogal Drive to where the Obern Trail picks up again.

According to Public Works spokesman Lael Wageneck, the project is the first of two renovation phases. The second part, slated to begin within a year, will run from the eastern end of More Mesa Drive to the wooden bridge west of Puente Drive.

According to Public Works, the $75,000 needed for this month’s work comes primarily from the Measure A Safe Routes to School competitive grant program, as well as pedestrian and bicycle funds provided by the Transportation Development Act.

Noozhawk staff writer Sam Goldman can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

A section of the Obern bike path in Santa Barbara is being repaved this week. Click to view larger
A section of the Obern bike path in Santa Barbara is being repaved this week.  (Santa Barbara County photo)

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.

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 >