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 31 - June 6, 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


  • Northbound Highway 101
    • Sunday night, 8:00 pm - 5:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr, alternating on-ramps at Casitas Pass Rd and Linden Ave
    • Monday - Friday days, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, alternating on-and off-ramps at Casitas Pass Rd, on-ramp at Linden Ave
    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm - 5:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr, alternating on-ramps at Casitas Pass Rd and Linden Ave
  • Southbound Highway 101
    • Sunday night, 8:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane: Sheffield Dr to Bailard Ave
    • Monday - Friday days, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, on- and off-ramps at Casitas Pass Rd
    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane: Sheffield Dr to Bailard Ave
  • Southbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Linden Ave
    • temporarily closed

*Please note: Paving will be ongoing throughout the week. Please expect flagmen and delays on local streets. Crews will have alternating ramp closures as noted above for paving. Consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time. Paving will occur by Casitas Pass Road, Via Real, the new roundabout, and Linden Avenue. Please also expect night noise for traffic loop installation.

Highway 101: Carpinteria

  • Franklin & Santa Monica Creek Bridges
    • Franklin Creek Bridge: The underground supports (piles) for this stage of work have been installed. Crews will begin forming new side supports (abutments).
    • Santa Monica Creek Bridge: Crews have removed old bridge sections from Santa Monica Creek and installed shoring piles. Work progresses to installing underground supports (piles).
    • Please expect cranes and large equipment along with daytime noise from pile driving.
  • Bailard Avenue
    • New drainage improvements are being installed between the northbound Highway 101 on- and off-ramps and the freeway lanes.
  • Sound wall: southbound Highway 101 south of Carpinteria Ave
    • Crews have removed portions of the old wall in preparation for the new sound wall. Preparation work for underground supports will continue.
  • Highway 101
    • Median: Old guardrails and pavement will continue to be removed from the median behind temporary concrete safety barriers. Crews will begin installing new drainage improvements.
  • Highway 101 between Santa Claus Ln and Sheffield Dr
    • Crews will continue preparing areas for construction work zones, materials storage, and concrete recycling. Crews will also pothole and fill areas slated for future improvements to determine roadway thicknesses.

Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass

  • Highway 101
    • Crews continue to build the new safety barriers and improve electrical connections. New sign installation will continue.
  • Linden Avenue
    • Overcrossing
      • Electrical work is ongoing. Traffic signal loops will be installed in the pavement. Please expect night noise for this work.
    • Southbound off-ramp at Linden Avenue
      • Work continues on pavement and new safety barriers for the ramp.
    • Northbound on-ramp at Linden Avenue & roundabout
      • Crews will pave and work on the new ramp and drainage improvements. New lighting has been installed around the roundabout.
  • Casitas Pass Road
    • Final paving will occur throughout the week and traffic loops for the new signals will be installed. Please expect night noise during traffic loop installation. Crews will continue installing barrier fencing on the overcrossing. Crews will also stain the slope paving and bridge areas as needed.
  • Via Real & Carpinteria Creek Bridges
    • Crews will install new road base and then pave. Crews will also line a new sewer connection along the new bike path. Please expect equipment along the bike path and dismount as needed.


  • Crews will be placing compost and mulch around the project area in preparation for upcoming landscaping. Irrigation work is on hold until the end of June to allow the roadway contractors space to work.

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Overcrossing