Traffic Alert: More than 1,000 miles of Hwy 101 to be re-striped this week

Posted at 1:13 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 16:13:05-04

Caltrans will begin re-striping more than 1,000 miles of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County Sunday night. 

Crews will re-stripe 1,027 lane miles of Highway 101 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. 

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