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.


May 20 - 26, 2018

**Please note the Linden Avenue Overcrossing closure
begins May 21st (updated to Monday morning).**

Scheduled Construction

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • Beginning Monday, May 21st, at 6:00 am Linden Avenue will be closed up to 3 weeks over the freeway to connect approach roadways to the new overcrossing. A portion of Ogan Road leading up to Linden Avenue will also be closed to vehicles for this work.
    • Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the old overcrossing during the closure.
    • Please use Linden Avenue, Foothill Road, Casitas Pass, Carpinteria Avenue, Santa Ynez, and Via Real as detours. See map above.
  • Work on a new retaining wall at the corner of Ogan Road and Linden Avenue is finishing up. New sidewalk, curb, and gutter are being poured. A sidewalk detour is in place along Pacific Village Drive during this work. Please see the map below.

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing

  • Casitas Pass Road will have alternating traffic control with flagmen on Thursday night, May 24th, from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am to allow Southern California Edison to remove temporary electrical lines. CHP will have temporary traffic breaks on the freeway as needed for this work.
  • Utility relocations will be ongoing over the next few weeks. Please expect subcontractors for Southern California Edison, Cox Cable, and Frontier to be in the area. Utility work will have flagmen as needed.

Via Real

  • The segment of Via Real between Casitas Pass Road and Hales Lane has reopened early with one northbound lane. Please note that Via Real will only have 1 northbound lane open between Casitas Pass Road and Vallecito Road for the next few months. See map below.
    • The sidewalk on Via Real between Casitas Pass Road and Hales Lane is open as well as the section along Casitas Pass Road between Via Real and Cameo Road.
    • Crews will be working on a retaining wall on Via Real between Hales Lane and Casitas Pass Road.

  • The new sidewalk along the Via Real connection from the mobile home parks to Casitas Pass Road was opened at the end of March. Please be mindful of ongoing construction work in the areas around the sidewalk and bike path connections between Via Real and Casitas Pass Road.

Highway 101

  • Utility work continues in preparation for the new Nipomo Drive sound wall. Please expect ongoing trenching activities.
  • Work continues on installing wood forms, rebar, and pouring concrete for the retaining wall on southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road.
  • Electrical work throughout the project will be ongoing for new street lights and traffic signals.

Upcoming Work: spring/summer

  • At the end of May, pile driving will begin for the new Carpinteria Creek bridges.
  • As early as June, the old Casitas Pass Overcrossing will be removed.
  • The Highway 101 southbound off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will close for up to 1 month. Detour maps can be viewed at
  • Carpinteria Valley Water District will install a new water line on Linden Avenue.

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Overcrossing


The timeline below is a reference tool to highlight planned construction of key components, temporary closures, and project openings. The schedule may change to enable construction efficiencies or to accommodate changes in weather.