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.


December 17 - 23, 2017

Please note that the schedule below is dependent on fire, air quality, and weather conditions. Closures listed will not occur if CHP, fire response teams, or evacuees need use of the road.

Scheduled Construction

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing

  • Crews will continue installing rebar and building wood forms for the underside (soffit) and internal vertical supports (stems) of the bridge. Grading will also occur as part of the falsework installation. Utility hangers will be installed, and then concrete will be poured for the underside and vertical supports. Following the concrete pour, the forms will be removed.
    • Northbound and southbound Highway 101 between Bailard and Linden Avenues will be closed from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights for falsework operations at the Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing. Please use the detour routes as noted on the map.
    • The Highway 101 southbound on-ramp and the northbound off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will be closed as needed between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Friday for a concrete pour for the new overcrossing.

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • Crews will continue creating wood forms and installing rebar for side supports (abutments) and center supports (bents) for the new overcrossing. Once form and rebar work is complete, concrete will be poured for the side and center supports.

The photo above shows progress on the Linden Avenue Overcrossing center and side supports.

Carpinteria Creek Bridges

  • Via Real Bridge
    • Work on the safety barrier rail continues on the new bridge. This work includes wood form work and rebar installation and then a concrete railing pour.
  • Drainage improvements continue.

Highway 101

  • Rebar has been installed for the new retaining wall on southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road. The next step will be a concrete pour. This work precedes upcoming sound wall work.
  • Drainage and irrigation work continues for the new on and off-ramps at Casitas Pass Road, median, shoulder areas, and along Casitas Pass Road near the construction yard.
  • Crews are working on portions of the new Carpinteria Creek Bike Path.

Carpinteria Creek Bike Path

  • The Carpinteria Creek bike path will remain closed for bridge work. There is a free EasyLift shuttle during the closure that runs between San Roque Mobile Estates and Rancho Granada Mobile Home Park (on Via Real) and Carpinteria Avenue (at Eugenia Ave, Palm Ave, Albertson’s, and City Hall) between 7:30 - 9:00 am and 2:00 - 5:30 pm every half hour. Please see on-site shuttle signs for more schedule information or click on:

Upcoming Work: Fall 2017

  • The southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will close for up to 2 weeks to enable ramp improvements.
  • Sewer realignment work in preparation for the Nipomo Drive sound wall.
  • Carpinteria Valley Water District will install a new water line on Linden Avenue in preparation for the new Linden Avenue Overcrossing. Once the overcrossing is built, the water line will be connected over the new bridge.

Construction Cameras

Photos refresh every 10 minutes.

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing