Timeframe:  January 10 - 23, 2021

Closures (weather permitting)
*Please remember to Slow for the Cone Zone and use care throughout the construction zone. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph for safety throughout the construction areas.*

  • Northbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane:  Bailard Ave to N Padaro Ln

      • Jan. 10:  on- and off-ramps at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln

    • Monday – Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr

      • Jan. 11 & 12:  on- and off-ramps at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln

  • Southbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 10:00 pm – 7:00 am, 1 lane: Santa Claus Ln to Linden Ave 

      • Jan. 10:  off-ramp at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln

    • Monday – Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to Linden Ave, on- and off-ramps at Evans Ave and Wallace Ave (as needed)

      • Jan. 11 & 12:  off-ramp at S Padaro/Santa Claus Ln

    • On-ramp at Sheffield Dr, closed for the duration of the project, anticipated reopening 2023, drivers can use the southbound on-ramps at Wallace Ave and N Padaro Ln

    • Off-ramp at Sheffield Dr, closed for up to 16 months, anticipated reopening end of 2021, drivers can use the southbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd

    • On- & off-ramps at Reynolds Ave, closed up to 16 weeks, anticipated reopening end of January, drivers can use off-ramp at Linden Ave and on-ramp at Casitas Pass Rd

      • Jan. 25 - please expect flaggers directing traffic at the Reynolds and Carpinteria Ave intersection 

      • off-ramp at Carpinteria Ave, closed up to 7 weeks after the ramps at Reynolds Ave reopen 

    • Off-ramp at Casitas Pass Rd, reopened Dec. 21

  • Evans Ave Undercrossing

    • Flaggers will direct traffic with alternating lane closures as needed during daytime work for materials delivery and equipment movement. The majority of work will occur behind safety barriers with lanes open on Evans Avenue under the freeway bridges.

  • Sheffield Dr & N Jameson Ln- temporary stop signs will be installed at the intersection of Sheffield Dr and N Jameson Ln for the duration of construction of the Summerland segment

*To view detour maps, please visit www.SBROADS.com and select the project segment. 


Highway 101:  Carpinteria

  • Highway 101 & Reynolds Ave Ramps

    • Southbound Hwy 101:  Crews will continue placing rebar and concrete as part of the new Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement for new lanes and ramps near Reynolds Ave. Crews will also pour concrete for improvements at the intersection of Carpinteria and Reynolds Avenues. Crews will be finishing up activities, so that the ramps can reopen later this month and then work will progress to the southbound off-ramp at Carpinteria Ave.

    • Overhead signs:  Work continues on foundations and posts for new signs.

    • Northbound Hwy 101:  Crews will begin clearing vegetation for the next stage of work.

  • Franklin & Santa Monica Creek Bridges

    • Work continues on the bridge superstructures (portions that support the bridge surface).

    • Crews will continue work on the approach areas and safety barriers.

  • Sound walls

    • Southbound Hwy 101 between Carpinteria & Santa Ynez Avenues

      • Crews will excavate and install underground supports for new wall sections. Work will then progress to building the wall footings and rebar installation.

  • Bailard Avenue & Via Real

    • Crews will pave the southbound areas between the freeway lanes and ramps (gore areas) near Bailard Avenue.

    • On Via Real near the mobile home parks, crews will repave roadway areas and remove an existing bump on Via Real. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed.

Highway 101:  Padaro

The Padaro segment is located between North Padaro and South Padaro/Santa Claus Lanes. This project will add a new third freeway lane in each direction and new bridges over Toro and Arroyo Parida Creeks. At the South Padaro Lane Undercrossing, the bridge and on- and off-ramps will be replaced. At the North Padaro Lane Interchange, new on- and off-ramp improvements will be built. There will also be three new sound walls built.


Over the next few weeks, to comply with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife requirements related to bird nesting, crews will undertake pre-construction work to clear trees and vegetation so that construction can begin this summer. The majority of work will occur in the median and near the South Padaro/Santa Claus Lane on- and off-ramps.


Highway 101:  Summerland
The Summerland segment is located between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane. 

  • Highway 101

    • Crews will work on temporary safety barriers, replace damaged guardrail, fence environmentally-sensitive areas, remove old cormorant nests and install visual deterrents to encourage nesting outside of the construction area, and install underground storm drains. 

    • Crews will remove old safety barriers from the median and then excavate old pavement and soil.

  • Sheffield Drive Interchange

    • Crews will continue to build footings, install rebar, and pour concrete for columns, side supports (abutments), and retaining walls for the new bridges in the median. 


  • Evans Avenue Undercrossing

    • Crews will remove an old utility line and then continue excavating and installing underground supports (piles) between the Highway 101 bridges for the new upcoming bridge. Please expect daytime noise when crews drive piles for the bridge supports during the last two weeks in January.

  • N. Padaro Interchange

    • Concrete recycling continues.​​

Highway 101:  Linden and Casitas Pass

  • Landscaping

    • The landscaping contractor is working on new irrigation lines and is planting along southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road.

Site cameras coming soon


Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara is a project undertaken by Caltrans and SBCAG in cooperation with local agencies to add a new carpool lane in each direction between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. The project will improve bridges, interchanges, on- and off-ramps, and add sound walls.