Refugio Road Bridge Replacement Project

8 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)
Document Title
Refugio Road Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Caltrans Environmental Unit, District 5
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Transportation (Replace Bridges)
Local Actions
Public Outreach
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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