VEN/SB 101 HOV Project

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Document Title
VEN/SB 101 HOV Project
Document Type
ADM - Addendum
Present Land Use
Governmental, public
Document Description
On a national level, the State Route 101 (SR-101)/US-101 is part of the National Highway System and has been identified by the Federal Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense as a route in the Strategic Highway Corridor Network and is classified as an urban freeway. On a statewide level, it is part of the State Freeway and Expressway System and is a designated Focus Route on the Interregional Road System. Due to the number of trucks that utilize the route, it is also a State Highway Extra Legal Load Route and part of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act Truck Network. The segment of the SR-101/US-101 freeway connects Ventura County to Santa Barbara County and operates as a four-lane expressway to freeway, respectively. The original two-lane highway was completed in 1938, and in 1951, the two-lane highway was expanded to four lanes, and the existing median barrier was originally constructed in 1985. In 2022, Caltrans completed construction of improvements as proposed in the MND/FONSI prepared for the Ventura/Santa Barbara HOV Project (approved December 12, 2008 under Caltrans EA 07-26070/SCH No. 2007081071). The constructed improvements also included proposed design changes as outlined in a previous Addendum/Reevaluation to the aforementioned MND/FONSI approved June 1, 2010 under the same EA/SCH Number. In total, the following improvements were constructed/implemented: • Construction of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes within the existing median of Highway 101 between the Mobil Pier Undercrossing and the Ventura County/Santa Barbara County line • Replacement of the freeway median barrier between the Mobil Pier Undercrossing and the Ventura County/Santa Barbara County line • Closure of median openings at three locations between Mussel Shoals and Rincon Point • Creation of an emergency vehicle access way through the median barrier at La Conchita • Installation of acceleration and deceleration lanes at Mussel Shoals and La Conchita • Construction of a Class I, two-directional bike and pedestrian lane along the coastal side of Highway 101 as part of the California Coastal Trail (CCT) project • Placement of an Intelligent Transportation Systems Changeable Message Sign (CMS) along the along the northbound side of Highway 101 between the communities of La Conchita and Rincon Point • Construction of a new pedestrian undercrossing (PUC) at La Conchita • Construction of freeway soundwalls along the eastern boundary of the Mussel Shoals Community • Construction of the parking lot where traffic calming improvements are currently being proposed in the Punta Gorda area between Mussel Shoals and Mobil Pier Road

Contact Information

Anthony R Baquiran
Agency Name
Caltrans District 7 - Division of Environmental Planning, Los Angeles/Ventura
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
State Route 101 at Punta Gorda between Mussel Shoals and Mobil Pier Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Pacific Ocean
3 N
24 W
3 N

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Recreational (Beach access parking lot (traffic calming measures))
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Hazards & Hazardous Materials


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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