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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, March 31, 2013

Overnight Closure of Highway 101

Construction on the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange project will result in an overnight full closure of U.S. Highway 101 in both directions during the overnight hours beginning Monday night, April 1 through Friday morning, April 5 from 9 pm to 6 am.


This closure is necessary so that framework can be installed for construction of the new overcrossing on U.S. Highway 101 at Union Valley Parkway.

Motorists heading southbound will detour off the highway at Betteravia Avenue proceed to Broadway (State Route 135) before returning to U.S. Highway 101 at Clark Avenue.

Motorists heading northbound will detour off the highway at Clark Avenue proceed to Broadway (State Route 135) and Betteravia Avenue before returning to U.S. Highway 101. Motorists can expect a delay not to exceed 15 minutes.

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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