Several ramp closures are scheduled next week as work continues on the Highway 101 Linden and Casitas Pass project.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, the northbound onramp at Casitas Pass Road will be closed to allow crews to finish staining the slope paving and safety barrier. The southbound 101 onramp at Casitas Pass Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday 13 through Wednesday as needed for similar work, according to Caltrans officials.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, the northbound onramp at Linden Avenue will be closed as needed as crews work on the new sound wall. This ramp will not be closed at the same time as the northbound onramp at Casitas Pass Road. The 101 offramp at Linden Avenue will remain closed, officials said.
Starting next week, crews will open Via Real between Casitas Pass and Vallecito roads. Ogan Road will be closed between Linden Avenue and Pacific Village Drive to allow crews to build the new roundabout and roadway improvements. A local street detour will be available on State Route 192.
Motorists are advised to expect construction crews on and near Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road with flagmen directing traffic as crews work on new sidewalks and safety barriers. In addition, crews are trenching in preparation for irrigation lines by the 101 ramps at Casitas Pass Road.
Caltrans has announced preconstruction activities for the widening of Highway 101 in Carpinteria, including vegetation clearing, that will begin the week of Jan. 19. Some of the key project components include: new northbound and southbound “peak-period carpool lanes” within the city of Carpinteria; new bridges over Franklin and Santa Monica creeks; new freeway onramps and offramps at Santa Monica Road, Carpinteria Avenue and Reynolds Avenue; six new sound walls; and intersection improvements at Santa Monica and Via Real, Reynolds and Carpinteria avenues, as well as Bailard and the freeway ramps.For more information on these projects, visit www.sbroads.com or call 805-845-5112.