Crews have begun bridge demolition (see photo below) and installed some of the support piles for the outer edges of the new bridge.
In June, temporary sheet pile installation along Mission Creek will occur to enable crews to rebuild creek banks and install new bridge supports on the mountain side of the bridge. Crews will also continue bridge demolition. Utility and creek bank protection enhancements will begin on the beach side for future creek widening and restoration.
Throughout Stage 2, the mountain side of Cabrillo Boulevard will remain closed near the bridge. One lane in each direction remains open on Cabrillo Boulevard during daytime construction for vehicular use. Helena Avenue is closed to vehicles at Cabrillo Boulevard, but access will remain for pedestrians, bikes, and segways. The majority of the parking lot at 21 Helena Avenue is closed for construction staging.
To accommodate the work area, the left turn lane from westbound Cabrillo Boulevard to Stearns Wharf is closed. Motorists can enter Stearns Wharf from State Street and eastbound Cabrillo Boulevard. Detour signs are in place to highlight access around the closures.
Fall 2014 - 2016:
The Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project includes a new bridge, enhanced Mission Creek banks, and improved pedestrian areas. Cabrillo Boulevard, surrounding businesses, parks, Stearns Wharf, and the Arts and Crafts Show will remain open throughout construction. Arts and Crafts Show booths near the restrooms have been moved closer to the skate park, so please look for and support your favorite artists throughout construction.
For more information, please visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CabrilloBridge or call 805-897-2637. If you have questions or would like to add/remove someone to these project updates, please respond to this email.