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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 2:49 p.m., April 27, 2014 Updated 2:49 p.m., April 27, 2014

LONG TERM CLOSURE OF GAVIOTA REST AREAS ON U.S. HIGHWAY 101

The Gaviota Safety Roadside Rest Areas on U.S. Highway 101 will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, April 28 for approximately nine months for a major project to improve this facility.


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – The Gaviota Safety Roadside Rest Areas on U.S. Highway 101 will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, April 28 for approximately nine months for a major project to improve this facility.

This project will include an extensive renovation to the plumbing systems in two restroom buildings which will include water conservation measures such as low flow fixtures and faucets that will automatically turn off.

This facility will also receive upgrades to the electrical system and improvements to tile, carpentry, paint, landscape and irrigation systems.

These improvements are necessary due to the one million visitors who use these rest areas each year.

The contractor for this $927,000 project is Prism Engineering, Inc. of Hayward, CA. This project is expected to be completed in January.

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

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

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