Traffic on Fairview Avenue between Hollister Avenue and James Fowler Road will be slower than usual as the Goleta Sanitary District begins a six month-long sewer line replacement project this week. According to a spokesperson with the Santa Barbara Airport, near where the construction will be taking place, the project will include the installation of a new trunk sewer main, with construction taking place on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with some night work as well.
Vehicles driving into the Airline Terminal (at 500 James Fowler Road) will be subject to 1-5 minute delays each way, said the spokesperson. To avoid delays while traveling northbound on Highway 101, it is suggested that passengers and other visitors heading to the Airline Terminal use Highway 217, taking the Sandspit Road exit onto Moffett Place.
With passengers, airline terminal employees, rental car turn-arounds, parking lot shuttles, taxis and Goleta Beach visitors, this stretch of road is already very busy, and alternate routes and avoiding the area are advised whenever possible, said the spokesperson.
Passengers are also advised to arrive earlier than the usual (two hours prior to flight departure time) if they plan to use Long Term Parking Lot 2 off Hollister Avenue, as the complimentary airport shuttle travel time to the airline terminal will be affected by the construction.