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Providing a clear path, smooth ride, and a safe trip to the travelling public.

We maintain over 1,668 lane miles of major roads and local streets in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County. This includes over 112 bridges, 15,000 street trees, 48 signalized intersections and 20,000 street signs as well as pavement markings, painted curbs, raised traffic markers, and drainage facilities.

 Our primary mission is to maintain a safe travel path for the public. Graffiti abatement and aesthetic enhancements activities are performed as practicable.  If you have any questions please contact Santa Barbara Road Yard at the phone number below.

 For information about our current and past projects, including the Goleta Beach Park Bridge Replacement project, please visit

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Main Office:Map Icon
123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel (805) 568-3000 Fax (805) 568-3019
Office hours: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Santa Barbara Road Yard:Map Icon
4415 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Tel (805) 681-5678 Fax (805) 681-5679

Lompoc Road Yard:Map Icon
Sweeney Rd. & Hwy. 246, Lompoc, CA
Tel (805) 737-7773 Fax (805) 737-7847

Santa Maria Road Yard:Map Icon
912 W. Foster Rd.,Santa Maria, CA 93455
Tel (805) 934-6100 Fax (805) 934-6214

Public Works Service Center
Santa Maria Design & Construction Office:
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620 W Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455
Tel (805) 739-8750 Fax (805) 739-8773


DIR Requirements from California Senate Bill 854


Public Works Transportation wins award for Project





County of Santa Barbara

This was a pilot project by the County of Santa Barbara to improve 1.2 miles of Hollister Avenue using environmentally friendly construction methods. The asphalt recycling project included removing the top 1.5 inches of asphalt and recycling 3 inches of the remaining asphalt using the Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) strategy. The county employed this technique to save money by reusing the existing aggregate, avoiding having to truck in virgin gravel from 40 miles away. To expedite opening the road to through traffic, a thin layer of oil and sand was placed on the CIR pavement layer, aiding in drying the asphalt to accelerate curing time and acting as a buffer under wheels. Workers placed 1.5-inch hot mix overlay on the CIR that was striped to include a bike lane. Recycling and reusing the existing pavement layer did away with the need for purchasing and transporting fresh aggregate.

























 Speed Limits

Engineering & Traffic Surveys and 7-year Evaluations



Goleta Beach Bridge

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Point Sal Access

Vandenberg Air Force Base has set up a new convenient web page to alert pedestrian traffic to Point Sal on whether or not the access is open.
Click here to get the trail status.


Caltrans Live Traffic Camera
State Highway 101 at Patterson Ave
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