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CALTRANS CONTINUES BRIDGE DEMOLITION TO REBUILD/REPAIR BRIDGES ON STATE ROUTE 192 FOLLOWING MONTECITO ROCKSLIDES

CALTRANS CONTINUES BRIDGE DEMOLITION TO REBUILD/REPAIR BRIDGES ON STATE ROUTE 192 FOLLOWING MONTECITO ROCKSLIDES

 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Caltrans is continuing to rebuild and repair six bridges along State Route 192 following debris flows and flooding in the Montecito area this past January.

The demolition of the Arroyo Paredon Bridge (PM 15.50) which began this morning has been completed with plans for reconstruction already underway.

Lash Construction of Santa Barbara is the contractor for the $10 million replacement of this bridge.  The estimate for reopening the bridge is this fall.  Motorists may detour onto Via Real between Cravens Lane and Nidever Road during this time period.

The Toro Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 12.49) was demolished last month with the reconstruction of this bridge expected to be completed in August.  Caltrans anticipates demolishing the Romero Canyon Creek (PM 10.92) and Montecito Creek Bridges (PM 8.12) this month.

The contractor for the $20 million project to replace these three bridges is Security Paving Company of Sylmar, CA.  These projects are scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2019.

A segment of State Route 192 is open to motorists but through traffic is strongly advised to continue using US 101. State Route 192 remains closed between Sycamore Canyon/Camino Viejo Road and Cravens Lane.

The demolition of these bridges follows the completion, relocation and repair of utility lines by Southern California Edison and the Southern California Gas Companies.

These bridges will likely be closed for several months to through traffic, except for emergency vehicles up to the time of demolition.  Barricades and locked gates will secure each location with detours available via local roads.

Emergency responders will maintain access to these locked areas in the interest of public safety.

The San Ysidro Creek (PM 9.6) Bridge has returned to two-way traffic.  This configuration will continue until mid-June when a project to replace the bridge rails is expected to begin.

The Toro Canyon Bridge (PM 12.14) remains open under one-way traffic control via stop and yield signs which will remain in place until all bridge rail repairs are complete.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work 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 Public Affairs Unit at (805) 549-3237 visit their website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sb

 

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