Staff Report

The northbound lanes of US Highway 101 north of the Gaviota Tunnel will be closed on an intermittent basis from 9 a.m. t0 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, to allow Caltrans to perform a rock scaling operation to enhance public safety.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will lead motorists to a full stop during these intermittent rolling highway/lane closures. These temporary full closures will allow Caltrans to clear rocks from the highway.

Electronic message boards will be activated informing everyone to be prepared to stop as they approach this work zone.  Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 10 minutes.

This work will be performed by the Caltrans Maintenance team of Buellton and Caltrans Engineers from San Luis Obispo, CA.

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

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Santa Barbara County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 805-568-0858 or visit our website at: