Staff Report

A project to install a new left-turn lane on State Route 246 at the Foley Estates between Campbell Road East and Drum Canyon Road near Buellton will begin on Monday, August 23.

A widening of the southbound side of State Route 246 will result in roadwork, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Travelers will encounter a lane shift for the installation of protective barrier for highway workers. Flaggers will maintain traffic control with delays not expected to exceed 15 minutes.

This project will include the extension of two existing culverts, the reconstruction of overside drains and improvements to nearby slopes.

This project is being performed Papich Construction for Foley Estates, under permit from Caltrans.  Electronic message boards will be activated to inform the public about this roadwork.

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