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Caltrans to begin construction on carpool lane project in south Santa Barbara Co.

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:25:28-04

A project to add carpool lanes on Highway 101 between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara is scheduled to begin on April 5.

Caltrans says 20 miles of carpool lanes will be added to accommodate the approximately 95,000 motorists who travel through the area each day.

Construction will begin on the evening of Sunday, April 5. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete in 2021.

The public can stay updated on roadwork related to this projected by following Caltrans District 5 on Twitter. More information is also available at

The project is expected to cost $700 million.