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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ward Memorial (217) Closure December 8

Caltrans maintenance of UCSB entrance highway scheduled from 8 am to 3 pm.

The UC Santa Barbara Police Department reminds the campus community and visitors of a scheduled closure of Highway 217 (SR 217) tomorrow, Thursday, December 8, between the hours of 8am to 3pm.


The California Department of Transportation has scheduled maintenance of the Northbound Highway 217 connector road, from Turnpike Road to Patterson Avenue. The maintenance closure will impact incoming UCSB/Highway 217 traffic connecting from North Highway 101 and Patterson Roads.

Closure signage and detour signs are in place advising traffic of the closure. Alternate routes to UCSB include Los Carneros Road, just north of the Highway 217 on-ramp.

Ward Memorial (217) Closure, December 8, 2011

Additional information on road closures and traffic delays can be found on the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) website: or you can call 800-427-7623 for current highway conditions.

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