Santa Barbara County — The northbound lane on Highway 101, which has been closed 24 hours a day from the entrance to Gaviota State Park to ¼ mile north of the Gaviota Tunnel since March 3,  is expected to open again on Friday.

Caltrans crews replaced 200 feet of guardrail and stabilized a steep embankment between the roadway and the Gaviota Creek that was damaged during a recent traffic accident involving a large truck.

Caltrans reminds motorists that ‘we’re here to get you there.’

For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 Web site