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.


Timeframe: October 22 - 28, 2017

***Please note the temporary closure of the
northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road.***

Scheduled Construction

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing
  • The concrete for the center supports (bents) and side supports (abutments) has been poured. Crews will begin setting falsework for the new overcrossing.

Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road

  • The northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road will remain closed for up to 1 month for the Via Real connection to Casitas Pass Road, new ramp, electrical, and shoulder improvements. Paving will occur throughout the week.

The blue arrows above show the area of the new
northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road under construction.
Via Real will connect to Casitas Pass Road to the left of the image.

  • During the temporary closure, a detour will be signed using the northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Bailard Avenue continuing on Carpinteria Avenue to Casitas Pass (see the detour map below).

Carpinteria Creek Bridges

  • Via Real Bridge
    • Work continues on approach areas leading up to the bridge.
  • Highway 101 Bridges
    • Southbound bridge: Work progresses to bridge approach areas and barrier rails.
    • Northbound bridge: Crews will continue work on barrier rails and the connection to the new northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass Road.
  • Drainage improvements continue.

Via Real

  • Sections of the new Via Real connection will be paved throughout the week.

Highway 101

  • Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (a noise reduction surface) is being installed near the new northbound Highway 101 bridge over Carpinteria Creek.

Crews installing continuously reinforced concrete.

  • 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 will continue form and rebar work for footings on the new retaining wall on southbound Highway 101 between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road. This work precedes upcoming sound wall work.
    • The Highway 101 southbound off-ramp at Casitas Pass will be closed throughout the week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for large equipment.

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

  • 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

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing