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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Potential Cliff Drive Traffic Safety Project

Public Workshop – Potential Cliff Drive Traffic Safety Project

SANTA BARBARA, CA – October 29, 2014

The City of Santa Barbara’s Traffic Engineering staff invites residents to a Public Workshop to discuss a potential traffic safety improvement project for parts of Cliff Drive. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe Elementary School auditorium at 431 Flora Vista Drive. Maps and drawings will be available for staff to review with residents, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Until January 2014, Cliff Drive was part of State Route 225 and was controlled by Caltrans. In January, the road was relinquished to the City. Based on feedback from residents during the relinquishment process and on the collision history, proposed traffic safety improvements include restriping Cliff Drive between Mesa Lane and Meigs Road, and again from Weldon Road to Loma Alta Drive in order to create a continuous center left turn, and bike lanes. A new traffic signal is proposed for the Santa Barbara City College West Campus Driveway.

If positive feedback is received, the City will apply for a Traffic Safety Grant in spring 2015.

If unable to attend the Public Workshop, an online presentation of the potential project will be made available to interested residents beginning November 6, 2014. The presentation can be accessed at www.santabarbaraca.gov/CliffDrive. An online comment form will also be included on the website.

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