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.

Timeframe

September 15 - 21, 2019
**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

**Please note, there are two local traffic pattern changes beginning Sept. 13th:

  1. Temporary stop signs will be added to the Ogan Road and Linden Avenue intersection. Permanent traffic signals will be installed with the final intersection and roundabout improvements.
  2. Hales Laneresidents will enter and exit at Casitas Pass Road. Crews will close the section of Via Real between Hales Lane and Vallecito Road for the next stage of construction on the Via Real connection. Hales Lane residents should enter the 'resident-only' access on Casitas Pass Road near Cameo Road and exit at the Casitas Pass Road and Via Real intersection. Signs denote 'Hales Lane access only.'


Closures

  • Northbound Highway 101
    • Wednesday and Thursday nights, Sept. 18th and 19th, northbound Highway 101 will be closed between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am between Bailard and Linden Avenues. Please see detour page.
  • Northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • Monday - Friday, Sept. 16th - 20th, the on-ramp will be closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.
    • The freeway and on-ramp closure will allow crews to install Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement on the new on-ramp as well as mulch vegetation cleared for the Via Real connection.
  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • temporarily closed - details below



Linden Avenue

  • Overcrossing
    • Crews will install wood forms, place rebar, and pour concrete for the approach areas leading up to the new bridge.
  • Linden Avenue, Ogan Road, and Old Linden Avenue (near Nipomo Drive)
    • Frontier Communications, the Carpinteria Valley Water District, and Southern California Edison will have utility work in the area and on the overcrossing. Flagmen will be directing traffic as needed between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.
  • Roundabout & New Northbound Highway 101 On-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • Crews will continue forming and pouring Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement for the new on-ramp.


Via Real

  • Crews will install the sub and base grade layers for the new Via Real connection between Casitas Pass Road. Clearing of vegetation and roots will also occur near the Frontier building.
  • Via Real is closed from Casitas Pass Road to the old northbound Highway 101 on-ramp. Local residents have access to Hales Lane on Via Real (entering from Casitas Pass Road near Cameo Road and exiting through the Casitas Pass Road and Via Real intersection).
  • Crews will be grading soils and working on drainage improvements for the parking lot and creek access along Via Real by Carpinteria Creek Park.
  • New drainage improvements are being installed along Via Real.


Highway 101

  • Southbound Highway 101
    • Crews will install wood forms, place rebar, and pour concrete for the Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement freeway lanes.
  • Sound Walls
    • Northbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek (behind Nipomo Drive)
      • Crews will work on gutters near the wall.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and the off-ramp at Linden Avenue
      • Crews will work on gutters near the wall.
  • New drainage improvements are being installed along southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and Casitas Pass Road.


Casitas Pass Road

  • Crews are continuing work on the median planter.


Ongoing Temporary Closure

  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • The Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue is closed until early 2020. Crews are building a new off-ramp along with extensive drainage improvements, new retaining walls, and safety barriers. Please use the off-ramps at Reynolds Avenue or Casitas Pass Road to access the beach and downtown Carpinteria

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Overcrossing