Timeframe:  February 20 - March 6, 2021


Closures (weather and COVID-19 precautions 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

    • Monday night, Mar. 1, 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane:  N. Padaro Ln to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at Evans Ave, Ortega Hill Rd, Sheffield Dr

    • Monday - Wednesday days, Feb. 22 - 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, on-ramp at Linden Ave

  • Southbound Highway 101

    • Monday night, Mar. 1, 8:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to N. Padaro Ln, on- and off-ramps at Evans & Wallace Aves 

    • 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

    • Off-ramp at Carpinteria Ave, closed up to 7 weeks, beginning Feb. 8, anticipated reopening March 29, drivers can use the off-ramp at Reynolds Ave

    • Off-ramp at Linden Ave, closed up to 5 weeks, beginning Feb. 15, anticipated reopening March 22, drivers can use the off-ramps at Reynolds Ave and Casitas Pass Rd

  • 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 have been installed at the intersection of Sheffield Dr and N Jameson Ln for the duration of construction of the Summerland segment.

  • Via Real & Linden Ave

    • Monday - Wednesday, Feb. 22 - 24, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm:  Flaggers will direct traffic as needed during the day on Via Real (between Santa Monica Rd and Cravens Ln) and on Linden Avenue (near the freeway) to allow crews to transplant palm trees. As needed, the northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Linden Avenue will be closed between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

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


Highway 101:  Carpinteria

  • Highway 101 & Ramps

    • Southbound Hwy 101 & Ramps

      • Carpinteria & Linden Avenues southbound off-ramps

        • Crews will continue regrading (see photo above) in preparation for ramp improvements. Rebar installation and concrete pours will begin for Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP).

        • Please use the newly reconstructed ramps at Reynolds Avenue and Casitas Pass Road as detours.

    • Overhead signs:  Work continues on foundations and posts for new signs. Crews will drive piles for underground supports as needed for sign foundations. During pile driving, please expect loud noise during daytime work.

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

  • Franklin & Santa Monica Creek Bridges

    • Crews have finished work on the approach areas for this stage. Work continues on safety barriers.

  • Sound walls

    • Southbound Hwy 101 between Carpinteria & Santa Ynez Avenues

      • Crews will continue building the wall footings and then install rebar and in-and-out blocks.

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

  • Highway 101

    • Crews will install underground storm drains and new drainage features.

    • Vegetation clearing will continue in preparation for upcoming improvements.

    • 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. Work will also continue on the bridge span (superstructure). Crews will prepare for temporary supports (falsework) needed for the next stage of construction.

    • Trees & Cormorants (near southbound Hwy 101)

      • As part of the longterm habitat and bird protection plan, biologists and arborists have removed old nests, installed visual deterrents, and will use auditory deterrents to discourage cormorant nesting within the construction area. This effort is to encourage the birds to nest outside the construction zone. At the end of the nesting season, the visual deterrents (beach-ball type balloons, flash tape, etc.) will be removed. Trees will remain as part of the longterm habitat. Biologists are on-site monitoring this effort.

  • Evans Avenue Undercrossing

    • Crews will continue to construct the new median bridge columns and work on the bridge span (superstructure).

  • N. Padaro Interchange

    • Concrete recycling continues.


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.


  • Memorial Oaks - upcoming improvements (after roadway construction)

    • On Highway 101 between Santa Claus Lane and North Padaro, 108 new oak trees will be planted and the center median will feature the Blue Star Symbol and oak leaves as an update to the Memorial Oaks section commemorating World War I service.​​​


Highway 101:  Linden and Casitas Pass

  • Landscaping

    • The landscaping contractor is installing new irrigation lines and planting along Highway 101, Linden Avenue, and Casitas Pass Road.


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.

Hwy 101 Carpinteria - Carpinteria Ave SB