California Department of Transportation
Today's Date: October 19, 2012
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON U.S. HIGHWAY 101/UNION VALLEY PARKWAY INTERCHANGE PROJECT
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - Caltrans held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange project located south of Santa Maria. “This project will ease congestion and improve mobility for the thousands of people who live and work in northern Santa Barbara County,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The $19.7 million interchange project will include a new overcrossing on Union Valley Parkway at Hwy. 101. This project will also include on/off ramps in each direction and landscaping.
Project funding includes $4.8 million in Proposition 1B funding, the 2006 voter-approved $19.9 billion transportation bond. To date, nearly $14.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.Granite Construction of Santa Barbara is the contractor for this project.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-568-0858 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm
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