Work to repave portion of Hwy 1 through Santa Barbara County begins

Posted at 2:51 PM, May 14, 2018

Highway 1 through Santa Barbara County will be getting some much-needed repairs starting Monday, May 14.

Caltrans is planning to repave 40 miles of roadway, install new guardrails, construct rumble strips, and fill potholes between the Las Cruces and Highway 246 interchanges. The $17 million project is being funded through the gas tax known as SB1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

More than 9,000 motorists travel on this section of highway, known as the Cabrillo Highway, each day. Between May 14 and May 18 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day, travelers will encounter alternating lane closures and are encouraged to plan ahead for delays.