PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 2, 2013

U.S. 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange Project Pile Driving

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Construction on the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange project will continue with a pile driving operation for a three week period beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 7 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.

This pile driving operation will occur Monday through Friday. Property owners in the adjacent area can expect this road work to be noisy and should prepare accordingly for this temporary phase of construction.

This $10.3 million project is partially funded ($4.8 million) by Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond approved by voters in 2006 and ($4.8 million) from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Measure A, a local sales tax measure for transportation projects. The contractor for this project is Granite Construction.

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

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

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