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 26 - June 1, 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

** Crews will not work in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.**


  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue (temporarily closed - details below)

Casitas Pass Road

  • Overcrossing
    • Work continues on the barrier rail and median planter.
  • Southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road
    • The new on-ramp is open, and the temporary ramp will be removed.

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • The majority of temporary supports (falsework) used to build the bridge have been removed. Work continues on the retaining and back walls of the new overcrossing.

Highway 101

  • Sound Walls
    • Northbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Franklin Creek (behind Nipomo Drive)
      • Block installation for the sound wall is ongoing.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road
      • Block work for the new wall is complete.
    • Southbound Highway 101 between Franklin Creek and the off-ramp at Linden Avenue
      • Crews continue installing underground supports (piles).
  • New drainage improvements are being installed along Via Real, Casitas Pass Road, near the new northbound on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road, and the southbound off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road.

Via Real

  • Via Real is closed from Casitas Pass Road to the old northbound Highway 101 on-ramp. Local residents have one-way access to Hales Lane on Via Real (entering from Casitas Pass Road and exiting on Vallecito Road).
    • Pedestrians can use the sidewalk on Via Real, but please refrain from entering the construction area.
  • Work continues on the footing for the new retaining wall.
  • Grading is ongoing for street improvements near Via Real and the City's Carpinteria Creek Park.

Ongoing Temporary Closure

  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue
    • The Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Avenue is closed for approximately 6-9 months. Crews will build a new off-ramp along with extensive drainage improvements, new retaining walls, and safety barriers (see rendering below). Please use the off-ramps at Reynolds Avenue or Casitas Pass Road to access the beach and downtown Carpinteria (see detour page).

Construction Cameras

Photos refresh every 10 minutes.

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Overcrossing