SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – A project to construct passing lanes in both directions on State Route 246 near Lompoc from Cebada Canyon Road to Hapgood Road (East) will result in a two week extension of the full 24/7 closure of Hapgood Road West at State Route 246 until Friday, Dec. 11. Motorists may detour by using Hapgood Road East.
Electronic message boards have been activated to inform the public about this closure. All local businesses in the area remain open. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will ensure a safe condition for motorists and highway workers.
The contractor for this $14.9 million project is Papich Construction of Pismo Beach, CA. This project is fully funded by The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Measure A Program. This project is expected to be completed in early 2017.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm