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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hwy. 101 Paving Project from Refugio to Gaviota

A project to repave Hwy. 101 from east of Refugio Road to one mile south of the Gaviota Tunnel is now underway.


Motorists will encounter lane closures in each direction Monday through Thursday except during the commute hours from 7 am to 9 am southbound and 3 pm to 7 pm northbound.

On Fridays, all lanes will open at 2 pm and throughout the weekend. Motorist delays should not exceed 10 minutes. There will be periodic closures of the on/off ramps at Refugio and Gaviota State Parks for up to one hour.

Both parks will be accessible by exiting at the next off-ramp and returning in the opposite direction. All on/off ramp closures will occur in one direction to ensure access to the parks. The contractor for this $5.5 million project is Granite Construction of San Luis Obispo. This project is expected to be completed in February.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through Caltrans construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Santa Barbara County, motorists

may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-568-0858 or visit the District 5 website

at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

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