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Traffic Alert: Hwy 101 to be re-striped in Santa Barbara County this week

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(Credit: Caltrans District 5) (Credit: Caltrans District 5)

Caltrans will begin re-striping Highway 101 lanes in Santa Barbara County Sunday night. 

Crews will be re-striping lanes between the Ventura-Santa Barbara County line and the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo County line in an effort to improve safety and visibility. 

Caltrans says the highly reflective 6-inch striping is replacing the longtime standard 4-inch wide stripes.

"The wider and brighter striping will make it easier for all drivers and truckers to see the lane lines," said Laurie Berman, Caltrans director. "The highly reflective striping will improve safety for road users, especially during rainy days. The 6-inch striping will also take up more surface so it will be more durable and last longer, saving taxpayers millions of dollars of future maintenance repairs."

The new lane lines are more visible because of a new material. 

Drivers could see some off-ramp closures overnight. Work will be happening from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. every night this week.

The $4.9 million project is funded through Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The total project will re-stripe 1,027 miles in California. 

You can learn more about the project and other upcoming roadwork at the Caltrans website

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