The city of Santa Barbara will hold two free public meetings on Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 regarding the Cabrillo-Los Patos Roundabout Project.
The project is the first phase of a larger project on East Cabrillo Boulevard between Los Patos Way and the Cabrillo Interchange that includes construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of East Cabrillo Boulevard and Los Patos Way.
The Nov. 2 meeting will be held virtually and the Nov. 8 meeting will be in-person at Palm Park Beach House in Santa Barbara.
The existing two-way, stop-controlled intersection at East Cabrillo and Los Patos Way is heavily traveled and used by a large number of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
The new roundabout will bring needed improvements and allow for safer travel for all modes of transportation along East Cabrillo Boulevard, the city said.
New features also include updated crosswalks with traffic islands, and a landscaped center island. A striped bicycle and pedestrian lane will be installed along northbound Channel Drive. A new left turn lane will be installed from southbound Cabrillo Boulevard to Channel Drive.
At the public meetings community members will get a project update, view construction plans, and learn about the next steps for the Los Patos Roundabout.
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) and Caltrans staff will also be available to provide information on the Highway 101 Widening Project. The meeting content will be the same for each public meeting and Spanish interpretation will be available.
Construction for Phase 1 Cabrillo-Los Patos Roundabout is funded and scheduled to begin in winter 2023-24.
The city and SBCAG are seeking funding for Phase 2 of the larger project, which will include the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge replacement and closure of the Los Patos Way Underpass.
Public meeting details:
• Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m.Virtual Meeting via Zoom. RSVP: https://bit.ly/LosPatos11-2
• Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Palm Park Beach House, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. RSVP: https://bit.ly/LosPatos11-8
Learn more about the project at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CabrilloRoundabout.