Refugio Road Bridge Replacement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans, District 5 - San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara (California Department of Transportation, District 5)
Document Title
Refugio Road Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Project Applicant
Caltrans Environmental Unit, District 5
Present Land Use
Transportation Corridor/Agricultural with Recreation nearby

Document Description
Caltrans proposes to replace existing northbound and southbound bridges along US 101 near Refugio State Beach due to the presence of reactive aggregate in the structure concrete, which has caused deterioration and cracks to the bridge decks and abutments. A two-span and clear span option are being considered. The alignment and profile would be similar to the existing structures, but would be seven feet wider to accommodate standard inside shoulders and upgraded railings, which would be an open style approved for use in the coastal zone. The project will involve several other components, as described in greater detail in the attachment, including upgrading railings, improving fish passage and habitat conditions of Canada del Refugio Creek beneath the bridges, rehabilitating an existing pedestrian pathway, and upgrading the interchange lighting system.

Contact Information
Yvonne Hoffmann
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
50 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone : (805) 542-4759


Gaviota Coast (Goleta is nearest city) Goleta
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
US 101 / Refugio Road
Parcel #
Highway right-of-way
State Highways
Union Pacific RR
Santa Barbara
Goleta Union Schools
Canada del Refugio Creek
Other Location Info
Coordinates: 34 46' 41"N / 120 06' 65"W

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Replace Bridges)
Local Action
Public Outreach
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Geologic/Seismic Noise Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Highway Patrol California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5


Environmental Document
us-101-refugio-road-undercrossing-bridges-eir-ea-ded-05-1c950-20200226   PDF 14429 K us-101-refugio-road-undercrossing-bridges-eir-ea-ded-05-1c950-20200226_PAC_Report   PDF 285 K
NOC   PDF 1477 K
State Comments
2019011050_CDFW Comment   PDF 654 K 2019011050_CHP Comment   PDF 205 K

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