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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement

In June, crews demolished parts of the old bridge, installed a large portion of the temporary metal sheet piles, and placed some of the support piles for the outer edges of the new bridge.

Upcoming Work:
Temporary sheet pile installation will continue (see photo below to view metal sheets in creek). The sheet piles will provide space for crews to dewater areas, rebuild creek banks, and install new bridge supports on the mountain side of the bridge. Crews will work on July 3rd and clean up the site for the 4th of July. Throughout July, crews will continue bridge demolition, place fill dirt, and prepare for bent and abutment construction to support the new bridge. During this work, large trucks will be delivering fill dirt from the westbound Cabrillo Boulevard entrance to the construction area and exporting concrete rubble from bridge demolition via Helena Avenue. Westbound through traffic is encouraged to use the Garden Street detour to visit downtown, Stearns Wharf, and West Beach.

On the beach side of the project, crews will work on the temporary pedestrian bridge and improvements to Mission Creek banks.

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Closures:
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.

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.

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.

Other Projects:
Caltrans will start the Castillo Street Pavers Project in mid-July to improve the condition of the pavement under US Highway 101. One lane will remain open in each direction on Castillo Street. This two-month project will close the Hwy 101 southbound on and off ramps at separate periods with area signs denoting closures. On and off-ramp detours for the project will be signed on Montecito and Haley Streets and coordinated with Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge alternative routes. For more information on this project, please call Caltrans District 5 at 805-568-0858 or visit: www.dot.ca.gov<.a>

Contact

Kirsten Ayars 805-845-5682

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