Staff Report

A project to reconstruct the bridges on US Highway 101 at the Interchange with State Route 135 in Los Alamos will begin on Monday, Feb. 1.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control on State Route 135 between Main Street and San Antonio Boulevard Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm and during the overnight hours from 8 pm until 6 am.

Tree work will begin the week of February 8 resulting in overnight lane closures on US 101 at State Route 135 in both directions Monday through Friday from 7 pm until 6 am and ramp closures between 8 pm until 6 am. Motorists may exit US 101 in both directions at Cat Canyon Road. 

This project will include intermittent full daytime and overnight closures of State Route 135 for bridge demolition and the installation of girders.  These closures are expected to take place in May, July and October of this year and January and April of next year.

A shuttle service will be provided for pedestrians, bicyclists and those using wheelchairs during the closure of State Route 135. Traffic delays are not expected to exceed 15 minutes                                                       

Electronic message boards will be posted to advise all travelers about the lane closures and detours.                                                               

The contractor for this $10 million project is Cal Portland Construction of Santa Maria, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by summer of 2022.                                  

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

For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at:  805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: