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Monday, July 14, 2014
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The closed rest areas at Gaviota are a large problem! The lanes are blocked off, and no traffic can enter so that drivers can get to the bathrooms. Most regular truckers have come to rely on the stops going north and south.

Closing these rest areas for a year is unconscionable. Preposterous. Unthinkable!

We must all demand action. Open the rest areas!

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CalTrans has been told of this situation and is aware of the problem it causes for the public but no doubt has some excuse.

The project should have been engineered as to not shut down access to the restrooms.

The public pays their generous slaries but ......?

Cij (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 2:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Caltrans doesn't need some excuse, they just don't care. They want to spend millions of our tax dollars realigning the northbound section south of the rest stop location just because a very small minority of drivers can't manage to drive the curve without smacking the cernter divider.

discoboy (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 3:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I bet CalTrans workers have restroom access.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stop driving and paying gas taxes. That will starve CalTrans and show them you mean business.

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 4:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If everyone were to lay a dookie in front of the closed doors of those bathrooms and see how quickly those doors will reopen.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I drive through here all the time en route to my eponymous backcountry camp and, as dolphin suggests, every time I see the tunnel coming up a dookie begins to slide down and the moans commence. Drop some of them off right there anyway, and CalTrans will take prompt action.
Actually, the rest stops seemed to be closed half the time anyway, who really gives a dookie? Those mother's truckers will just have to hold it until Los Alamos, but then the strain may mean "smacking the cernter [sic] divider" anyway (thanks disciboy)!

DavyBrown (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"thanks disciboy!" (sic)

DavyBrown (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.

Q: What has four wheels and sleeps five?

A: A Caltrans truck.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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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_inf....

dou4now (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 5:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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