PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project is a mix of local circulation improvements and key bridge replacements that prepare for future Highway 101 widening. The roadway extensions, bike lanes, and sidewalk improvements will make it easier for residents to use local streets for in-town trips. The longer overcrossings, new bridges, and safer on and off-ramp connections all prepare for the future addition of a carpool lane on Highway 101.

This $60 million construction project is funded by state and federal highway funds and will take four years to complete.

CONSTRUCTION

2016 - 2020

Throughout construction, Highway 101 will have two lanes open in each direction during the day. The majority of construction will occur behind concrete barriers during daytime work hours; some nighttime lane closures will occur.

KEY IMPROVEMENTS

LINDEN AVENUE & CASITAS PASS

The highway interchanges at Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road will be updated with new bridges and freeway ramps.

VIA REAL

Via Real will be extended across Carpinteria Creek to Casitas Pass Road, through the new Ogan Roundabout, and up to Linden Avenue.

CARPINTERIA CREEK

New bridges will be built over Carpinteria Creek on Highway 101 and Via Real to improve water flow, reduce the risk of flooding, and enhance habitat areas.

SOUND WALLS & NOISE REDUCTION

Four new sound walls and continuously reinforced concrete pavement will help reduce freeway noise in neighborhoods.

BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS

New sidewalks and bike paths will be added along Via Real and on the bridges over Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road to improve local access. A new bike way will be constructed along Carpinteria Creek to connect into a new bike path along Via Real.

Drawings

Reference map locations—A, B, and C—to corresponding description and aerial rendering of the design improvements below.

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Linden Avenue Improvements & Ogan Road Roundabout

The Highway 101 overcrossing at Linden Avenue will be widened to include two lanes going toward the mountains along with sidewalks and trees on both sides of the road. On the mountain side, Linden Avenue will also have a new turn lane to access northbound Highway 101.

The new Ogan Road roundabout will connect to the Via Real extension and provide easier access onto northbound Highway 101 with a longer on-ramp.

Linden Avenue Improvements Aerial Photo
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Linden Avenue Improvements & Ogan Road Roundabout

The Highway 101 overcrossing at Linden Avenue will be widened to include two lanes going toward the mountains along with sidewalks and trees on both sides of the road. On the mountain side, Linden Avenue will also have a new turn lane to access northbound Highway 101.

The new Ogan Road roundabout will connect to the Via Real extension and provide easier access onto northbound Highway 101 with a longer on-ramp.

Linden Avenue Improvements Aerial Photo
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Casitas Pass Improvements

The Highway 101 overcrossing at Casitas Pass Road will be expanded to include two lanes going toward the mountains, one lane going toward the beach, a left-hand turn lane to enter southbound Highway 101, and a median planter. The Highway 101 southbound on and off-ramps will be improved, and the Highway 101 northbound on and off-ramps will have new access through Via Real.

Casitas Pass Improvements Aerial Photo
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Via Real Improvements

Via Real will be extended approximately 3/4 mile up to Linden Avenue to improve local circulation. The Highway 101 on and off-ramps at Casitas Pass Road will also be reconfigured to enable safer access to the freeway.

New bridges will be built over Carpinteria Creek. The Highway 101 bridges over Carpinteria Creek will be raised 10 feet to reduce the flood impacts by enabling better water flow under the bridges.

Via Real Improvements Aerial Photo

Timeline

The timeline below is a reference tool to highlight planned construction of key components, temporary closures, and project openings. The schedule may change to enable construction efficiencies or to accommodate changes in weather.