Construction Updates

As part of our ongoing effort to keep the community up to date on the Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project, we send out regular project construction updates via email. The following is the current construction update.


January 19 - 25, 2020
**Safety reminder: Please be mindful of pedestrians and bicyclists throughout town. As new bridges and street sections open up, please drive slowly and share the lanes with bicyclists until new bike lanes open.**

Scheduled Construction

Closures (weather permitting)

  • Southbound Highway 101
    • Wednesday and Thursday nights (Jan. 22nd & 23rd)
      • One southbound freeway lane will be closed between Linden and Bailard Avenues from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am to allow crews to move safety barriers. One lane will remain open.
  • Northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road
    • Monday (Jan. 20th) as needed
      • Closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to finish staining the slope paving and safety barrier.
  • Northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • Monday - Friday (Jan. 20th - 24th) as needed
      • Closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to work on the new sound wall.
      • This ramp will not be closed at the same time as the northbound on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road.
  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • temporarily closed

Via Real

  • Crews will stripe Via Real (weather permitting), and then open it between Casitas Pass and Vallecito Roads. Following this work, Ogan Road will close between Linden Avenue and Pacific Village Drive to allow crews to build the new roundabout and roadway improvements. A local street detour is available on Highway 192.

Linden Avenue & Casitas Pass Road

  • Overcrossings
    • Crews will work on the new sidewalks and safety barriers.
  • Southbound off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • Construction on the new retaining walls continues.
  • Utility relocations
    • Please expect utility construction crews on and near Linden Avenue with flagmen directing traffic as needed.

Highway 101

  • Drainage, median, and electrical improvements continue.


  • Crews are trenching in preparation for irrigation lines by the Highway 101 ramps at Casitas Pass Road.

Highway 101: Carpinteria
will begin construction in April 2020. Preconstruction activities, including vegetation clearing, will begin the week of January 19th.

  • Crews will clear vegetation and install bird and bat exclusion netting between Bailard Avenue and the northern City limits by the salt marsh. This work is in accordance with the Migratory Bird Act to prepare for upcoming construction.
  • Please expect night work the week of January 26th with alternating lane closures on Highway 101 between Bailard Avenue and the northern City limits near the salt marsh. One lane will remain open in each direction.
    • Sunday closures (Jan. 26th)
      • Northbound 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
      • Southbound 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
    • Monday - Thursday closures (Jan. 27th - 30th)
      • Northbound 8:00 pm - 5:00 am
      • Southbound 8:00 pm - 7:00 am

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Overcrossing