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Construction to impact lanes along Highway 1 near Lompoc next week

Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 19, 2019

Drivers along Highway 1 near Lompoc will run into some changes next week.

Caltrans is replacing the Salsipuedes Creek Bridge and constructing a new retaining wall and fish passage along Highway 1 near Lompoc.

Next week, the work will continue with a lane reduction and temporary traffic signal to help drivers navigate through the area.

Salsipuedes Creek Bridge
Salsipuedes Creek Bridge (Photo Courtesy: Caltrans)


The traffic signal will be running constantly through May of 2020 and will help maintain one-way reversing traffic control.

Beginning Monday, the shoulders on the highway will also be closed. That closure is scheduled to last until October.

Oversized vehicles are asked to take an alternate route if possible because of the shoulder closure.

The project is expected to be complete in June of 2021.

Santa Maria-based CalPortland Construction is the contractor for the $5 million project.