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: August 20 - 26 , 2017

California Highway Patrol officers will be monitoring the area to ensure a safe construction zone.

Scheduled Construction

Form and rebar work on the Via Real Bridge in preparation for the concrete pour.

Carpinteria Creek Bridges

  • Via Real Bridge
    • Crews have poured the underside of the bridge (soffit) and the vertical internal supports (stems). Form work continues for the upper portion of the bridge (deck).
  • Highway 101 Bridges (northbound & southbound)
    • Crews will continue backfilling the side supports (abutments). Rebar work for the underside of the bridge (soffit) and internal vertical supports (stems) will begin. Falsework for the underside of the bridges (soffits) will continue.
      • Northbound Highway 101 will be closed between Bailard and Linden Avenues on Thursday night, August 24th, between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am for falsework installation. Detours will be signed along Bailard Avenue, Carpinteria Avenue, Santa Ynez Avenue, and Santa Monica Road (see map below).
    • After falsework is erected, crews will begin form work for the underside of the bridges.
  • Drainage improvements continue.

Linden Avenue Overcrossing

  • Crews will remove adjacent retaining walls (wing walls) and install temporary supports (shoring piles) for new side supports (abutments).
    • Flagmen will direct traffic on Linden Avenue as needed to allow large trucks to enter and exit the work area near the overcrossing between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm throughout the week.

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing

  • Crews will install forms for side supports (abutments) for the new overcrossing and then begin placing rebar in preparation for upcoming concrete pours.

Via Real

  • Crews will continue installing roadway base for the new Via Real connection on the east side of Carpinteria Creek.
  • Crews will continue excavating the west side of Carpinteria Creek for the Via Real connection. Roadway work continues for the northbound off-ramp.

Highway 101

  • Installation of roadway sub-grade and base continues in the median near the Carpinteria Creek bridges.
  • Drainage improvements are ongoing in the median, shoulder areas, and along Casitas Pass Road near the construction yard.

Carpinteria Creek Bike Path

  • The Carpinteria Creek bike path will remain closed until late fall 2017 for bridge work at Via Real and Highway 101. 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.

Upcoming Work: Fall 2017

Casitas Pass Road

  • The southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Casitas Pass will close for up to 2 weeks for ramp and shoulder improvements.

Linden Avenue

  • 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.
  • North of Linden Avenue, behind Nipomo Drive, there will be sewer realignment work to prepare for the new sound wall. Sound wall work will continue southbound between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road as well as behind Nipomo Drive homes on northbound Highway 101.

Construction Cameras

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Linden Avenue Overcrossing

Casitas Pass Road Overcrossing