Caltrans is making progress repairing seven bridges along Highway 192 that were damaged during the debris flows and flooding in Montecito in January. Crews hope to complete the repairs, which cost $55 million, before the winter storm season begins. Several of the bridges are expected to reopen by the end of October.
Crews placed barrier rail concrete on Toro Canyon Creek Bridge last week, and now they will work on slope paving construction for the next three to four weeks. Utility companies will attach water and gas lines to the bridge in early October, and the bridge will likely open to traffic by the end of October.
Bridge rail work on Romero Canyon Creek Bridge is expected to be finished by mid-October, and the bridge should reopen to traffic by the end of October.
Southern California Gas is working on relocating a high-pressure gas line on Montecito Creek Bridge. That project should be complete in mid-October. Work in the creek area around the bridge can’t be completed until So Cal Gas finishes its work. The bridge is expected to reopen sometime this winter.
Bridge rail work on San Ysidro Creek will finish by mid-October, and all the remaining work on the bridge should be finished by the end of October.
Bridge widening on the Toro Creek Bridge is now complete, and bridge rail work is slated to begin by the end of October. Construction on Toro Creek Bridge could continue through December.
Drain pipe installation is now finished on Olive Mill Bridge at Highway 101. All work on the bridge should be finished in December.
Concrete placement at Arroyo Paredon Bridge is expected to begin in early October, and the bridge should be open to the public by the end of December.
A stretch of Highway 192 is open to drivers, but Caltrans is encouraging people to continue using Highway 101 instead. 192 is still closed between Sycamore Canyon/Camino Viejo Road and Cravens Lane.