A project to do clean-up and repair work following the recent Alisal Fire will involve lane closures on Highway 101. Work will continue intermittently through April with short term-lane reduction in both directions of the highway.

The project includes cleaning and repairing damaged culverts and drainage channels; clearing burned vegetation from culvert inlet areas; installing rock netting; and repairing falling headwall and embankments along the 101 near Gaviota north of Gaviota State Park to El Capitan State Beach.

The lane closures will occur northbound 7 A.M..-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and southbound. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Delays are not expected to exceed 10 minutes. Electronic message boards will be posted to inform motorists about the roadwork.

Contractor for the $5.7 million project is John Madonna Construction Company of San Luis Obispo. This project is expected to be completed in April.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. For more on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Barbara County, call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs, 805-549-3318 or visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5.