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February 12, 2016 4:15 pm 

(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

         
February 2016 

Monday-Sunday

24 Hours Daily
Ortega Ridge Road LANE CLOSURE 

SINGLE TRAVEL LANE
Ortega Ridge Road

(800' East of Greenwell Avenue)
Roadway Settlement

The road is open to stop-controlled, alternating use of a single travel lane, with channelizers delineating the area of greatest subsidence.
 
         
February  2016

Monday-Friday

7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Patterson Avenue Intermittent Traffic Control Patterson Avenue

North of University Drive

Knoll Project
Residential Tract Development
February  2016

Monday-Friday

7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Santa Clause
Lane
Intermittent Traffic Control 3811 Santa Clause Lane

Carpinteria
Place temporary 8'x50' Storage Tank on North side of Road
February  2016

Tuesday - Friday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm
San Ysidro Road  BIKE LANE   &  LANE      CLOSURE San Ysidro Road at
Mimosa Lane

Montecito
Replace Sewer Lateral
February  2016

Tuesday - Friday

9:00-11:00am
&
1:00-3:00pm
Turnpike Road   LANE      CLOSURE 175 Turnpike Road
at
Calle Real

Santa Barbara
Sample Ground Water Wells
February 16, 2016

Tuesday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Glenn Road   ROAD      CLOSURE 4895 Glenn Road

Santa Barbara
Replace Existing Power Pole
February 17, 2016

Wednesday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Camino Rio Verde LANE      CLOSURE   1344 & 1463 Camino Rio Verde

Goleta
Replace Existing Power Poles
February 18, 2016

Thursday

7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hot Springs Road    ROAD      CLOSURE &
DETOUR
700 Hot Springs Road

Montecito
Replace Existing Power Pole & Access Pole for Switching
February 18, 2016

Thursday

8:00 am to 3:30 pm
East Mountain Drive    ROAD      CLOSURE & 
DETOUR
1091 East Mountain Drive

Montecito
Replace Existing Power Pole
February 19, 2016

Friday

8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Evans Drive LANE      CLOSURE 123 Evans Drive

Summerland
Replace Existing Power Pole
         

June 15, 2015 to February 2016

8 pm to 7 am

Highway 101 Lane Closure US Highway 101 between Olive Mill and San Ysidro Slab replacement
         

Began April 28, 2014

Monday through Friday

7 am-4 pm

For the Week of: February 16-19, 2016

Cathedral Oaks Bridge

Traffic Signals ON 

Traffic Control will be switched expect lane shifts

Expect 5 to 15 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 lights on.

Press Release

WEATHER PERMITTING

Contractor will install hand railing.

Began January 25, 2016

Monday through Friday 

7 am-4 pm

For the Week of: February 16-19, 2016
Rincon Hill

Intermittent Traffic Control

Possible 10 minute delays
Rincon Hill

Carpinteria at Ventura County Line
Seismic Bridge Project

WEATHER PERMITTING

Contractor will install metal beam guardrail; Install electrical cabinets; Install fencing.
         

North County Closures 

Date/Time

Route

Status

Location

Reason

         

Monday to Friday 

 February 2016

  7 am to
4 pm
First Street Intermittent Lane Closure First Street

Orcutt   
Residential Tract Development

Stonegate

Monday to Friday

February 2016

7 am to 4 pm

Rice Ranch Road Intermittent Lane Closure
Rice Ranch Road 

Orcutt


Residential Development

Utility Service Connections, concrete repair & landscaping in various locations

Monday to Friday

February 2016

7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Stillwell Road Intermittent Lane Closure Stillwell Road

Orcutt 
Residential Development

Terrace Villas

Monday to Friday

February 2016

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Refugio Road Intermittent Lane Closure Refugio Road

Santa Ynez 
Residential Development

Golden Inn & Village 

Monday to Friday

February 2016

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

Santa Ynez

Frontage improvement on Sanja Cota Avenue

Chumash Casino

Monday to Friday

February 2016

7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Union Avenue Intermittent Lane Closure 125 Union Avenue

Orcutt
Frontage Improvements on Union Avenue

Union Mercantile
Monday to Friday

February 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Various County Roads Intermittent Lane Closure Tanglewood Water Main installation

Installing approx. 8,700' of new water main & 184 new lateral services.
         

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
         

Began January 25, 2016

Monday through Friday 

7 am-4 pm

For the Week of: February 16-19, 2016
Betteravia Intermittent Traffic Control Betteravia 

Santa Maria
Rumble Strips Project

WEATHER PERMITTING

Temporary edge stripes & rumble strip grinding.
         
 

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.

         
 

 

   

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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