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Roadwork project at Hwy 101 and Olive Mill Road in Montecito almost finished

Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 20:04:29-05
Completed railing on the eastern side of the Olive Mill Road bridge. Photo via Caltrans

Caltrans says it is nearly finished with a project to replace bridge railing at Olive Mill Road and Highway 101 in Montecito.

The bridge was damaged during the mudslides on January 9. Caltrans expects to stop one-way traffic control on Danielson Road next Friday when Olive Mill Road returns to its full width.

Both lanes of Highway 101 in both directions will be resurfaced starting Monday, December 3. Single lane closures on Highway 101 begin December 3 and last intermittently through Thursday, December 20.

Railing under construction on the western side of the Olive Mill Road Bridge. Photo via Caltrans

Schedule of lane closures according to a Caltrans press release:

  • The northbound No. 1 (left) lane of US 101 will be closed for grinding and paving on Monday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 8 pm until 6 am.
  • The southbound No. 1 (left) lane of US 101 will be closed for grinding and paving on Thursday, Dec. 6, Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 8 pm until 6 am.
  • The northbound No. 2 (right) lane of US 101 will be closed for grinding and paving on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13 and Monday, Dec. 17 from 8 pm until 6 am.
  • The southbound No. 2 (right) lane of US 101 will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Thursday, Dec. 20 from 8 pm until 6 am.

Caltrans is reminding drivers to always take extra precaution and slow down in construction areas.

Granite Construction is the contractor for the $1.5 million project.