San Ysidro Roundabout
The County of Santa Barbara is in the preliminary design phase of a roundabout at the San Ysidro Road intersection. The County and City of Santa Barbara, in coordination with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) are in the preliminary design phase of a roundabout at the Olive Mill intersection. The new intersection configuration will enhance traffic operations and safety for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The project is related to the completion of the proposed improvements included in the South Coast Route 101 (US-101) High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Project-North Segment (HOV Project) that will add an additional lane in both directions of travel for high occupancy vehicles during the peak hour.
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Hollister Avenue and State Street Improvements
Hollister Avenue from San Antonio Road to Modoc Road and State Street from Modoc Road to State Route 154 are primary thoroughfares in Santa Barbara County. This corridor serves as an alternative route to U.S. 101 and needs improvements to accommodate travel at current and future traffic volumes. Proposed improvements include two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane to improve circulation, sidewalks, bike lanes, enhanced bus stops, and a new railroad bridge. The project will promote a unified sense of community, improve public health and welfare, provide alternative routes, and stimulate economic development throughout the area. The County’s goal is to enhance the character and attractiveness of the corridor and to better define the area as a gateway between the City of Santa Barbara and the Eastern Goleta Valley.
Modoc Multi-use Path
The Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP) helps fund projects that encourage increased use of active modes of transportation such as walking and biking. Projects are selected through a statewide competitive process and approved by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) every two years. Following the evaluation process for this competitive program, CTC staff is recommending nearly $13 million in ATP funding for five projects, including $5.35M for a Class 1 multi-use trail/bike path along Modoc Road between La Cumbre Road and the Obern Trail near Hollister Avenue.
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.