The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to address structural deficiencies, and subsequently improve multimodal transportation along State Route 101 in Santa Barbara County. The project is partially located within the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and unincorporated Santa Barbara County limits and extends from post mile (PM) 12.44 to 22.54. The project proposes to preserve 56.7 lane miles of existing asphalt concrete pavement on State Route (SR) 101 in Santa Barbara County in and near Santa Barbara and Goleta with a Capital Preventive Maintenance (CAPM) project. The existing asphalt concrete pavement will be cold planed and a 0.15’ Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt (RHMA) overlay will be placed on Route 101 and its corresponding ramps within the project limits.
This project’s anchor asset is pavement, plus rehabilitation of satellite assets. Satellite asset improvements include the following: drainage system restorations; shoulder backing, asphalt concrete (AC) dike replacement; Transportation Management System (TMS) element upgrades; traffic count loops at all ramps; roadside safety improvements; upgrading median concrete barrier and guardrail to MASH standards; bridge rail upgrades and bridge seismic restorations on the North and South State Street Bridge Overcrossings; sign panel replacements; shoulder mumble strips; curb ramp upgrades; and trash capture installations or modifications. Approximately 20 acres of roadside rehabilitation will be implemented as a landscape split-off project. The project would occur mostly within the operational right of way, with one temporary construction easement needed for culvert work at PM 16.5.