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Some Hwy 192 bridges reopen to traffic while repair work continues following mudslide

Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 04, 2019

Three bridges along Highway 192 that had to be rebuilt following the debris flows and flooding in Montecito last year are now open to two-way traffic.

Still, Caltrans says drivers should take caution around the San Ysidro Creek, Romero Canyon Creek and Toro Canyon Creek bridges as protective barriers remain until permanent railings are installed.

Toro Canyon Creek Bridge (Photo courtesy Caltrans)


Construction is still underway on the Montecito Creek, Toro Creek and Arroyo Paredon bridges.

Barricades and locked gates are up at the Montecito Creek and Arroyo Paredon bridges for public safety reasons and detours are available.


Arroyo Paredon Bridge (Photo courtesy Caltrans)


Caltrans urges drivers to avoid Highway 192 if possible and instead use Highway 101.