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.


March 18 - 24, 2018

Scheduled Construction

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing

  • On Sunday night, March 18th, the southbound Highway 101 slow lane will be closed from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am between Linden and Bailard Avenues. The southbound fast lane will remain open. Crews will pave the updated on-ramp and move safety barrier during this closure.
  • The Highway 101 southbound on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will reopen Monday, March 19th at 5:00 am following the night work listed above. Until the ramp reopens, please use the on-ramp at Bailard Avenue (see map below).

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • Concrete was poured for the underside (soffit) and internal supports (stems) of the new overcrossing. Work will progress to removing wood forms from the internal supports (stems) and installing utility connections in the bridge.
  • For the retaining wall on the ocean-side of the Linden Avenue Overcrossing, rebar will be installed and then concrete will be poured for the footing and wall.

Via Real

  • Via Real Bridge over Carpinteria Creek
    • Crews are continuing to build the new safety barrier on the mountain-side of the bridge.
    • A water line will be installed through the new bridge.
  • Crews will continue sidewalk work on the new Via Real connection.

Highway 101

  • Southbound Highway 101 Bridge over Carpinteria Creek
    • The old southbound freeway bridge will be removed ahead of schedule to enhance water flow in the creek and prevent future flooding of freeway lanes. Removal will occur Wednesday through Friday (weather permitting).
  • Drainage and irrigation work continues for the new on and off-ramps at Casitas Pass Road, median, shoulder areas, and along Casitas Pass Road near the construction yard.

New Pedestrian & Bike Facilities on Via Real

  • Work on Via Real has been accelerated to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use the new sidewalks and multipurpose paths by the end of March. Based on responses to storm damage and utility schedules, the Carpinteria Creek bikeway will not open temporarily this spring. The Via Real connection provides new access across Carpinteria Creek over to Casitas Pass Road. Opening pedestrian and bike access early allows for ongoing construction of the Carpinteria Creek bridges, early removal of the old southbound Highway 101 bridge, and ongoing access during winter storms.

Upcoming Work: spring/summer

  • The Highway 101 southbound off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will close for up to 1 month. The closure will enable the removal of the old Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing and off-ramp improvements.
  • Sewer realignment work in preparation for the Nipomo Drive sound wall.
  • Carpinteria Valley Water District will install a new water line on Linden Avenue in preparation for the new Linden Avenue Overcrossing. Once the overcrossing is built, the water line will be connected over the new bridge.

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.