Staff Report

Highway 1 will be closed to through traffic between Jalama Road and Santa Rosa Road near Lompoc, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Motorists traveling in both directions will detour by using State Route 246. Hwy. 1 will remain open for local traffic between the US 101/State Route Interchange and Jalama Road with access maintained to Jalama Beach County Park.

The closure is necessary for the installation of a bridge girder as part of the Salipuedes Creek Bridge Replacement Project, which includes a retaining wall and fish passage.

A traffic signal is in operation 24/7 through May 2020 exclusive of these full closures and will maintain one-way reversing traffic control with the width of each lane reduced from 12 feet to 11½ feet. Motorists operating larger vehicles should be aware of this lane reduction.

The contractor for the $5 million project is CalPortland Construction of Santa Maria. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2021.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For more information on the project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Barbara County, call the District 5 Public Affairs Office, 805-549-3237 or visit