Santa Barbara Hwy 101 Widening Project is Back!
The proposal to add 10.9 miles of carpool lanes to Hwy 101 in Santa Barbara is back. The addition of these lanes has been the subject of heated debates since the late 1990’s. The lanes are for carpooling part-time, and would be available during off-peak hours and weekends. Draft two of the Environmental Impact Report for the widening between Salinas and Bailard is available on the Caltrans Website . The public has until January 31, 2017 to comment on the 151 report with its appendices and eight technical traffic studies.