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

Current Projects

Floradale Bridge Replacement

On June 9, 2021, construction began on the new Floradale Avenue Bridge west of Lompoc. The new bridge will be 60 feet longer, constructed adjacent to the existing bridge, and include aesthetic enhancements, including stained tubular bicycle railing and a concrete barrier with stained faux cobblestones and stacked rocks. The existing bridge that crosses the Santa Ynez River was built in 1969 and is being replaced due to seismic deficiencies. Once the new bridge is complete, the existing bridge will be demolished. The new 580-ft two-lane concrete bridge will incorporate four-span cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete box girders and provide the same number of travel lanes as the current bridge.  MCM Construction will construct the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.

Funding for the $16 million project will be provided by the Federal Highway Bridge Program ($14.2 million), Proposition 1B State Seismic Funds ($600K), and Local Funds ($1.2 million). For this project, the County will temporarily provide funds for the project as costs are incurred and reimbursement from the oversubscribed Federal Highway Bridge Program occurs.

Brooktree Road Culvert Replacement

This project will replace a culvert on Brooktree Road in Montecito that was damaged by the 1/9 Debris Flow. Construction is expected to begin August 2021 and finish by November. Funding for this $600K project comes from FEMA ($200K) and SB1 state funds ($400K).

Hot Springs Road Bridge Repairs

This bridge was damaged during the 1/9 Debris Flow and the original railing was completely destroyed. This project will construct a barrier to replace the old rail and bring it up to current standards. Construction will begin later in 2021.