Star Report

Caltrans will continue a pavement preservation project on 17 miles of State Route 154 in various locations next week from west of

Edison Street to the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge. Motorists may encounter one-way reversing traffic control as follows, weather permitting:

  • Monday, October 31 through Thursday, November 3 from 8 am until 4 pm for repairs to the highway.
  • Monday, October 31 through Friday morning November 4 during the overnight hours from 7:30 pm until 5:30 am for repairs to the highway.

In addition, the resurfacing of a nine mile section of US Highway 101 from Hollister Road to Refugio Road will continue over the next three weeks with the paving of

northbound US Highway 101 Monday through Thursday from 3 am until 3 pm and on Fridays from 2 am until 1 pm, weather permitting.

Roadwork on the southbound lanes will take place Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.  Motorists can expect traffic delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone.


The contractor for the $11 million project on State Route 154 is CalPortland of Santa Maria, CA.  It is scheduled to be complete in April of 2017.

The contractor for the $4.7 million project on US 101 is Granite Construction of Santa Barbara, CA.  This project is expected to be complete this December.


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

For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit

the District 5 website at: