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: April 23 - 29, 2017

Recent Progress: Pile driving for the center support of the new Linden Avenue overcrossing is complete. The settlement period for Linden Avenue bridge embankment has begun. Shoring piles and grading for the embankments for new Carpinteria Creek bridges continues.

Scheduled Construction

Please note: During nighttime lane closures on Highway 101, California Highway Patrol officers will be monitoring the area to ensure a safe construction zone.

Linden Avenue

  • The northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Linden Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am weekdays as needed to load cleared vegetation.

Casitas Pass Road

  • Pile driving for the new overcrossing will begin in the freeway median later in the week. Please expect loud noise during pile driving between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Large piles will be delivered one at a time between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, unloaded from the fast lane, and then driven during the day. During deliveries, the Highway 101 fast lanes northbound and southbound near the crane will be closed temporarily for off-loading and then reopened.
  • Crews will clear vegetation near the freeway overcrossing in preparation for the new bridge construction and in the area for the new Via Real connection. Crews will need to remove vegetation during the night from the freeway with alternating closures of the slow lane and ramps as needed during the week starting at 8:00 pm and ending at 5:00 am northbound and 7:00 am southbound. Lane closures will coordinate with pile deliveries so at least one lane in each direction remains open during vegetation clearing closures.

Via Real

  • Flagmen will be on the Carpinteria Creek bike path throughout the week between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm as needed to enable crews to place shoring for the new bridges. Bike path users are advised to expect delays and short closures during work.
  • Grading will continue to build up embankments for the new Via Real bridge over Carpinteria Creek.
  • Work will continue on drainage improvements.
  • The end of Via Real has been closed between the Carpinteria Creek bike path and Via El Rincon for vegetation removal and drainage improvements in preparation for the Via Real connection. The bike path will remain open during this work but will be closed later in the spring to enable bridge construction. During the bike path closure, a temporary shuttle service will be available.

Highway 101

  • Crews will move the crane to the median by Casitas Pass Road. During the relocation, the northbound Highway 101 lanes will be closed between 1:00 am and 4:00 am on Wednesday morning as needed with freeway traffic detoured off the freeway at the northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at Casitas Pass and onto the freeway at the northbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass.
  • Shoring piles will continue to be installed to support embankment areas for the new Carpinteria Creek bridges.
  • Crews will continue clearing the shoulder areas between Franklin Creek and Carpinteria Creek to prepare for upcoming sound wall construction, drainage improvements, and a new bridge over Carpinteria Creek. This includes the area behind Nipomo Drive that abuts the freeway. There will be alternating northbound and southbound Highway 101 lane and ramp closures as needed from south of Carpinteria Creek to north of Linden Avenue beginning at 8:00 pm. Northbound Highway 101 lanes and ramps will reopen by 5:00 am, and southbound Highway 101 lanes and ramps will reopen by 7:00 am.
  • Crews will continue earthwork operations to relocate dirt from around the construction site and move it to areas near Carpinteria Creek in preparation for the new bridges.
  • Drainage improvements are ongoing in the median and shoulder areas.

Upcoming Work: May

Casitas Pass Road

  • Crews will begin demolition of the overcrossing barrier in preparation for the new bridge construction.
  • The southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass will close for up to 2 weeks for ramp and shoulder improvements.

Linden Avenue

  • Drainage improvements will continue.
  • The sidewalk at the corner of Linden Avenue and Ogan Road will be closed for retaining wall work. Pedestrians can use the temporary sidewalk detour on Pacific Village Drive connecting to Linden Avenue.

Highway 101

  • Crews will repair damaged concrete panels on Highway 101 northbound and southbound lanes and ramps at night. The existing panels are degraded due to weather.

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing