Santa Barbara County Public Works Transportation Division
Santa Barbara County Public Works Transportation Division

Current Projects

Romero Canyon Road Culvert Replacement

The County of Santa Barbara has contracted to replace two existing storm drain culverts on Romero Canyon Road and widen the road at these locations. A section of Romero Canyon Road will be closed at the culvert near 808 Romero Canyon Road for 24 hours per day from Monday 4/19/21 – Friday 4/30/21 (contingent upon weather).


A detour will be posted with signs on Bella Vista, Mariposa, and Lilac. Please look for detour signs, and refer to the detour map on the left.


After the first culvert is done, the second culvert near 780 Romero Canyon Road will be replaced, and another notification will be given out. If you are interested in receiving updates related to the culvert repair on Romero Canyon Road, please let us know your contact information (phone and/or email) by calling (805)681-4990.

Ocean Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation

Construction on the Ocean Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation project will begin on May 10 and finish by the end of the month. Construction will occur along Ocean Avenue between Douglass Avenue and DeWolf Avenue approximately two miles west of the Lompoc city limits. Construction hours will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The $183,000 project is funded by federal transportation funds ($161,000) and local funds ($22,000). Construction will be performed by R. Burke Corporation.

Floradale Bridge Replacement

The demolition of the current six span, 521-ft, two-lane Floradale Ave Bridge and associated roadway approaches and replacement with a new 580-ft two lane concrete bridge and roadway approaches. The new bridge would provide the same number of travel lanes (two) but would be approx 1.5 ft wider. The total width including rails would be approx 43.5 ft. The proposed bridge would consist of a four span cast-in-place-post-tensioned concrete box girder, with a type 742 barrier with tubular bicycle railing. The bridge would be supported on seat type abutments and three 6-ft by 8-ft single column piers on 10-ft cast-in-drilled-hole piles. The new bridge would be located approximately 60 feet west of the current bridge and reconstruction of the existing intersection of Floradale Ave and Rancho Lompoc Farm Rd. The current schedule is to request construction authorization from Caltrans and Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) in September of 2020, and advertise the project in October or November of 2020 in order to begin construction in Spring 2021. The project will have a 2-year construction period, with parallel construction of new bridge structure while maintaining traffic on the existing structure. Once new bridge structure is complete and traffic is able to utilize, the existing bridge structure will be demolished.

Modoc Wall

This project includes constructing a wall that will provide a wider shoulder on Modoc Road's south side. Located between the Santa Barbara City Limits and the La Cumbre Country Club entrance, the wall will also provide space for the Obern Multiuse Trail Extension Project, which will be built in the next 2-3 years. Construction will begin in April and last approximately four weeks. There will be traffic control in place during construction, with delays up to five minutes during certain operations.

Union Valley Parkway Barrier Wall

Residents abutting the Union Valley Parkway / US 101 southbound on-ramp will soon see a barrier between themselves and the on-ramp.  The County will be using pre-fabricated modular wall system approximately 11 feet high and panels about 10’ wide.  To be built entirely within Caltrans’ right-ow-way, the barrier wall will be about 800 feet long along the on-ramp. 

Construction is anticipated to start in April 2021 and will finish in May.