Work on the Cathedral Oaks Bridge replacement project will affect traffic in Goleta from Monday, October 18th through November 1st. Three areas will be impacted:
–Hollister Avenue near Sandpiper Golf Course will be graded and paved to create the new intersection. While there are no full road closures, only a single lane will be open to vehicle traffic during the following times:
Monday – Thursday: Midnight to 6am, 8am-4pm and 8pm-Midnight
Fridays: Midnight – 6am, and 8am-1pm
— Highway 101 will have shoulder and single lane closures over the next two weeks while the falsework is erected over the freeway.
The freeway will be completely closed at the following times:
Monday – Thursday: Midnight – 5am and 8pm – Midnight
Friday: Midnight – 5am
Sunday: 10pm – Midnight
At all other times, one lane of traffic will be open. Caltrans will have signs posted on the freeway and on and off ramps in this area to direct traffic.
During the full closures, drivers will be directed as follows:
Those heading north on the 101 should exit at Glen Annie/Stroke and take Calle Real through to the northbound on ramp just past the existing Cathedral Oaks Bridge.
Drivers heading south on the 101 should exit at Winchester Canyon and take Hollister Avenue to the southbound on ramp at Glen Annie/Storke.
— Finally, the southbound 101 on-ramp at Hollister Avenue and the northbound offramp at Winchester Canyon will be closed at the following times:
Mondays – Thursdays: Midnight – 5am, 8am-2pm, 8pm- Midnight
Fridays: Midnight – 5am
The closures are necessary for the safety of workers and the public. The closures may increase traffic at the Storke/Glen Annie interchange, so drivers may want to allow a little extra time when traveling in that area.
This new intersection is part of the Cathedral Oaks Bridge Replacement Project which will construct a new overcrossing on a new alignment with Cathedral Oaks Road to replace the existing overcrossing at Winchester Canyon Road. The project is proceeding as planned with expected completion in 2011.