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Questions, comments, or suggestions pertaining to construction activities or travel throughout the District can be directed to the Public Information Officer.


 US 101/Goleta Drainage Improvements

A project to improve the capacity of two culverts located along Las Vegas Creek and San Pedro Creek at U.S. Highway 101 near Fairview Avenue began in February 2014.  

This project is necessary because the existing culverts can only withstand a ten year storm event. The rebuilding of these culverts will increase the water capacity for a twenty-five year storm event.  In previous years, properties north of Calle Real and U.S. Highway 101 have flooded several times, including sections of U.S. Highway 101.  This project will also include rebuilding the U.S. Highway 101 southbound off-ramp at Fairview Avenue.

Caltrans is the lead agency for this project, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Flood Control District with support from the City of Goleta.  The contractor for this $16.6 million project is Flatiron West Incorporated of San Marcos, CA.  

The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District is responsible for the implementation of separate construction projects that will continue the creek capacity improvement downstream of U.S. Highway 101.

The City of Goleta will begin work on the Los Carneros Overhead Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad in February 2014. The new bridge will provide two through lanes in each direction, a free right turn lane from northbound Los Carneros to southbound U.S. Highway 101, Class II bike lanes in each direction and a sidewalk on the west side.  For more information on this project visit:

Lane closure information for these projects will be announced when the construction schedule is confirmed.

Contact Information

Jim Shivers
District 5 Public Information Officer
(805) 549-3237

Colin Jones
District 5 Public Affairs Chief
(805) 549-3189

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Last updated: February 7, 2014