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August 4, 2015 8:26 am 

(This page is updated as roadway conditions change - Regardless of time of update, this is the most current information.)

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A route or route segment on which the flow of traffic is impacted due to an emergency/storm condition may be classified as follows:

ADVISORY: Exercise extreme caution when traveling.

CLOSED:
No traffic permitted on this roadway except for emergency response and law enforcement. 

IMPASSABLE:
Vehicular travel is prohibited on this roadway due to unsafe roadway conditions caused by storms or other emergencies. Maintenance personnel are engaged in other related activities and are unable to install road closure devices at this time.

Should the public observe downed trees in the roadway, do not attempt to clear the debris. By alerting the Public Works Department, the debris can be cleared in a safe manner. 

During regular business hours (7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) please call:

805-681-5678 on the South Coast

805-934-6100 in Santa Maria or

805-737-7773 in the Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys.

After hours, please call 911.

For traffic updates to the Caltrans HWY. 101 PROJECT AT CATHEDRAL OAKS/HOLLISTER, please visit the Caltrans District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upsb.htm or,  click here for the latest Press Release 

PLEASE SEE OUR ROADWORK UPDATE PAGE FOR CURRENT ROADWORK CLOSURES HERE 

Santa Barbara County Real-Time Rainfall Data

South County Closures

** City of Santa Barbara Roadway

 

Date / Time

Route

Status

Location

Reason

August 4, 2015 Sheffield Drive Closure Sheffield Drive at HWY 192 Down power lines
         
August 2015

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 4 pm
Frotuna Rd  Lane Closure Fortuna Rd & Camino Corto

Isla Vista
Replace Gas Main - Replace approx 440' of 2" Steel Gas Main by Boring method
August 2015

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Via Real        Lane        Closure Via Real & Santa Clause Lane

Summerland
Excavate & Install new 12" Gas Line
 August 2015

Monday to Friday
  
8:00 am to 4 pm

 Sheffield Drive

 Lane Closure  Sheffield Drive @ San Leandro Ln  Excavate & Inspect High Pressure Gas Line & repair if needed

August 2015 

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 4 pm

Ortega Hill Road Lane Closure

Ortega Hill Road and Santa Clause Lane

Summerland
Excavate and install piping for Hydro-Testing on Gas line
August 2015

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 4 pm
Shoreline Drive      Lane        Closure Shoreline Drive Excavate & Inspect high pressure Gas Line & Repair if needed.
August 2015 

Monday to Friday 

8:00 am to 4 pm
Lilac Drive         Lane        Closure 620 Lilac Dr,
660 Lilac Dr,
799 Lilac Dr
Boring in Road to place Fiber Optic Cable
August 2015 

Monday to Friday 

8:00 am to 4 pm
Buena Vista Drive        Lane        Closure 900 Buena Vista Dr Boring in Road to place Fiber Optic Cable
         
August 4, 2015 

Tuesday & Wednesday

 8:00am to 5 pm
Via Roma Lane Closure Via Roma Resurfacing
 August 11-12, 2015

Tuesday & Wednesday

 8:00am to 5 pm
Nueces Drive Lane Closure / Detour Nueces Drive, Atascadero Road  Resurfacing
         
August 2015 Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4 pm El Rodeo Road   Lane        Closure 756 El Rodeo Road Emergency Repair - Existing Sewer Lateral - Trenchless 3'x3' Pit Excavation
August 2015

Monday to Friday

7:00am to 4 pm
San Ysidro Road        Lane           Closure San Ysidro Road between E. Valley & School House Rd Install New 10" DIP Water Main
Trench
August 3, 2015 

Monday 

10:00pm to 6:00am
Hollister Ave         Lane       Closure /
NIGHT WORK
5200 Hollister Ave Remove / Replace existing Power Pole
         

June 15 to 19, 2015

8 pm to 7 am

Highway 101 Lane Closure US Highway 101 between Olive Mill and San Ysidro Slab replacement
         
August 3, 2015

Monday

8:00am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Road Closure  Montrose Place, Whitney Ave, Jameson Ln Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving / Utility Adjustment / Shoulder Back
August 4, 2015 

Tuesday 

8:00am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Road Closure Montrose Pl, Tunnel Dr, Jameson Ln,

Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving / Utility Adjustments / Shoulder Back
August 5, 2015 

Wednesday

8:00am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Road Closure  Montrose Place,
Tunnel Drive, WhitneyAve, 
Las Palmas Dr,
Marina Dr.
Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving / Utility Adjustment / Shoulder Back 
August 6, 2015 

Thursday

8:00am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Road Closure Tunnel Dr,
Las Palmas Dr
Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving / Utility Adjustment / Shoulder Back 
         
         
         

Began April 28, 2014

Monday through Friday

7 am-4 pm

Cathedral Oaks Bridge

Reduce to one lane in each direction

Expect 5 to 10 minute delays

Cathedral Oaks Bridge. West of Turnpike Road near Tucker Grove Park

Cathedral Oaks Bridge Project

New bridge will accommodate standard lane widths and improve pedestrian and bicycle access.

Traffic signal will be replaced with temporary four-way stops.

Press Release

Contractor will be placing soffit & stem concrete and forming the lost deck

Began August 3, 2015

Monday through Friday 

7 am-4 pm
Sagovia Road

Road Closure 

Sagovia Road / Embarcadero Del Mar / Embarcadero Del Norte ADA Sidewalk Improvements
         

North County Closures 

Date/Time

Route

Status

Location

Reason

         

July 30 2015

1:45pm

Foothill Rd 

Closure

Kirschenmann to Highway 33 Flash Flood Alert

Monday to Friday

August 2015

8 am to 4 pm

Rice Ranch Road Lane Closure Rich Ranch Road 
Orcutt

Residential Development
Utility Service Connections, concrete repair & landscaping in various locations

Monday to Friday

August 2015

7am to 4 pm
Sanja Cota Avenue Lane Closure Sanja Cota Avenue 

Santa Ynez

Frontage improvement on Sanja Cota Avenue

Monday to Friday 

  August 2015

  8:00am to 4:00pm

Bradley Road Lane Closure

Bradley Road between Clark Avenue and Stubblefield Road

Orcutt

Install new water main - Pipe installation in progress

Monday to Friday 

  August 2015

  8:00am to 4:00pm

Various County Roads Traffic Control Rice Ranch Rd, Foster Rd & at the Clark Ave intersection with State Hwy 135 Frontage Improvements
Install new curb ramps & sidewalks

Monday to Friday 

  August 2015

  7:00am to 4:00pm

Lakeview Road
Traffic Control Lakeview Road
Orcutt     
Remove & Replace 817' of existing O.H. Electrical Conductors & two power poles

Monday to Friday 

  August 2015

  8:00am to 5:00pm
Fallen Leaf Road Traffic Control Fallen Leaf Road
Lake Marie Estates       
Install approx 1,000' of new 3" Gas Main Pipe on Fallen Leaf and Telephone Roads

Cut & Bore

Tuesday

  August 2015

  8:00am to 4:00pm  
Arrowhead Drive Traffic Control Arrowhead Drive
Lake Marie Estates        
Install New 6" Water Main Pipe
         

Monday to Friday

June 8 to August

8 am to 4 pm

State Route 1 One Lane Traffic State Route 1 near  Orcutt from Solomon Road to Waldorf Undercrossing Resurfacing
         

Thursday

June 11 to September

8 am to 6 pm

State Route 166 Lane Closure State Route 166 East New Cuyama from Cottonwood Canyon to Cuyama River Bridge News Release
         
May 4, 2015 to March 2016 Jalama Rd One Lane Traffic & Temporary Traffic Signal Jalama Creek 8 Miles from State Highway 1

Contractor will be placing structure backfill at Abutment 1 & Install 12" diameter steel casing for future utility use at same abutment; Install drainage system number 3 & grade drainage ditch.

         
 

Weekly: Every Sunday

9am-3pm

 

West of Constellation Rd

Caution

Burton Mesa Boulevard

Special Event: Vandenberg Village Farmers Market

         
 

Refugio Rd

Closure

Refugio Rd.
(Dirt section) closed to all traffic on Santa Ynez side

 

West Camino Cielo Road (top of the mountain) to 4.3 miles south of Highway 246

Damage due to Gap Fire Equipment
         

 

South Route 166

Closure

One mile East of Jct. South Route 1

Caltrans: Due to construction -
a detour is available.

         
August 3, 2015

Monday

 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads  Road Closure Foxen Canyon Road Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving 
August 4, 2015

Tuesday

 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Road Closure Clark Ave Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving 
August 6, 2015

Thursday

 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
 

Various County Roads Road Closure Clark Ave Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving  
August 7, 2015 

Friday 

8:00 am to 4:30 pm  
Various County Roads Road Closure Bethany Ln, 
Orcutt Rd,
Ocean Ave
Countywide SAMI/Overlay Project
Phase 4 - AC Paving   / Shoulder Back
 

 

   

The County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department (SBCPWD) provides this information as a public service. The information on this website reflects SBCPWD's best information at the time of preparation and actual conditions may vary. Severe weather, sudden temperature changes, snow, rainfall, fire or other events can cause road conditions to change rapidly. For this reason, the information provided on this site might not reflect changes that have taken place since the last scheduled update. Therefore, no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Normal commute traffic, ramp closures, and city roads are not included on this list. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution at all times.

Sand bags are also available to the public, free of charge, at the following primary locations:

Santa Barbara Maintenance Yard:Map Icon
Dump Road, Top of hill, near Transfer Station, CA 93110

Santa Maria Maintenance Yard:Map Icon
912 W. Foster Rd.,Santa Maria, CA 93455


Sand bags are not pre-filled and each individual will be limited to a maximum of twenty-five while supplies last. More information concerning sand bags is available on the Department's Flood Control mainline at 805/568-3440.

Community Links:

SBRoads.com

Caltrans District 5 website 

For information on State Highways, go to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page

California State Highway System California Department of Transportation
California Department of Transportation Current Highway Information California Department of Transportation
California Mountain Highways California Department of Transportation

Caltrans Live Traffic Camera
State Highway 101 at Patterson Ave 
State Highway 101 at Milpas St 
State Highway 101 at Las Positas Rd 
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Those relying on the information on this page do so at their own risk and neither the County of Santa Barbara, the SBCPWD, nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken in reliance thereon.

 

 
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