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Caltrans shares plans to replace bridges on Highway 101 at Refugio Road

Caltrans shares plan to replace bridges on Highway 101 at Refugio Road

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Caltrans held a public information meeting at the Goleta Valley Community Center on Monday night to share its plans to replace the northbound and southbound bridges on Highway 101 at Refugio Road.

They brought along graphics of the project and talked about the environmental review.

Caltrans Project Manager Lisa Lowerison said the bridges built in the 1970s are showing their age.

She said the project could cost more than $60 million and take several years to complete..

Design manager Ron Kraemer said, "During the construction phase we won't be closing the highway, we will take the southbound traffic and move it to the northbound side and then we will work on the southbound bridge and still have two lanes open in each direction."  

If all goes as planned construction could begin in 2024.

For more information or to comment visit, https://www.ca.gov/dist05/road


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