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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, June 18, 2011

Demolition of Hollister Overcrossing Scheduled for Next Week

The demolition of the original Hwy. 101 overcrossing at Hollister Avenue will result in a full closure of Hwy. 101, one direction at a time from Monday, June 20 through Friday June 24 during the overnight hours from 9 pm to 5 am.


Motorists may detour to the northbound/southbound on/off ramps at Hollister Avenue/ Winchester Canyon Road. The new Hollister Overcrossing and Hwy. 101 southbound on ramp will open Friday, June 17. The original southbound Hwy. 101 off ramp at Hollister Avenue will be closed Monday June 20 for six weeks to reconstruct and extend the ramps to the new bridges.

Old Hollister / Winchester Canyon Overpass

Caltrans is widening Calle Real to include two twelve foot lanes and two five foot shoulders from Cathedral Oaks Road to the northbound on-ramp of Hwy. 101.

There will be intermittent one-way traffic control Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 2 pm.

This $7 million Hollister/Cathedral Oaks Project expected to be completed this summer.

The Bacara Resort and the Sandpiper Golf Course remain open for business.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-568-0858 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upsb.htm