A project to reconstruct the bridges on U.S. Highway 101 at the interchange with State Route 135 in Los Alamos will continue with demolition of the southbound bridge beginning Tuesday, March 15.
The roadwork will result in a 24-hour closure between Bell and Main streets to San Antonio Boulevard, 7 a.m. March 15 to 7 a.m. March 16. A temporary shuttle service will transport passengers near Los Alamos Rancho Mobile Home Park and Los Alamos Senior Center.
Access to the U.S. 101 southbound on- and off-ramps will remain open, and the northbound on- and off-ramps at State Route 135 will remain open for travelers to the Skyview Hotel and Peppertree Lane.
In addition, travelers on the southbound 101 will encounter a traffic switch onto a new bridge in the center median beginning Friday morning, March 11 for the next four months while construction proceeds on new traffic lanes. The traffic switch will take place during the preceding overnight hours.
The project will continue to include periodic intermittent full overnight closures of State Route 135 for bridge demolition and the installation of girders over the next several months. Traffic delays are not expected to exceed 15 minutes.
Electronic message boards and detour signs will be posted to advise all travelers about the closure.
Contractor for the $10 million project is Cal Portland Construction of Santa Maria. Work is scheduled to be complete by March of 2023.
For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs, 805-549-3318 or visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.