Two new roundabouts proposed in Montecito

Posted at 4:08 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 07:08:52-04

Santa Barbara County leaders are in the beginning stages of designing two new roundabouts in Montecito. 

The first proposed roundabout is at the intersection of Olive Mill Rd. and Coast Village Rd. 

Courtesy: County of Santa Barbara

The redesign will repairs roadways damaged in the January mudslides and include new bike and pedestrian crosswalks. 

Another roundabout is planned at the intersection of San Ysidro Rd. and N. Jameson Ln. 

Courtesy: County of Santa Barbara

Both projects are adjacent to Highway 101 and are in conjunction with proposed improvements to the area. 

Planners say the roundabouts aim to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

The county and city of Santa Barbara will hold an informational meeting and open house about the project Wednesday evening. 

Locals are invited to speak up about any comments or concerns relating to the project. 

The meeting will be held at the Chase Palm Park Center at 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.