Sheffield 5-12-21
Sheffield 5-12-21

Sheffield 4-27-21
Sheffield 4-27-21

Sheffield Dr.
Sheffield Dr.

Sheffield 5-12-21
Sheffield 5-12-21

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Timeframe:  May 16 - 29, 2021 *2-week update

Closures (weather and COVID-19 precautions permitting)
*Please remember to Slow for the Cone Zone and use care throughout the construction zone. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph for safety throughout the construction areas.*

  • Northbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm - 5:00 am, 1 lane:  Casitas Pass Rd to Santa Claus Ln and N Padaro Ln to Sheffield Dr

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane:  Casitas Pass Rd to Santa Claus Ln and N Padaro Ln to Sheffield Dr 

    • On-ramp at Linden Ave, closed for up to 5 weeks, anticipated reopening the night of May 17, drivers can use the northbound on-ramp at Casitas Pass Rd

  • Southbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 10:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to N Padaro Ln and Carpinteria Ave to Casitas Pass Rd

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to N Padaro Ln and Carpinteria Ave to Casitas Pass Rd

      • week of May 16 (Sunday - Thursday nights): on- and off-ramps at Carpinteria Ave, Reynolds Ave, Linden Ave, Casitas Pass Rd

        • Please note that consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time.

    • On-ramp at Sheffield Dr, closed for the duration of the project, anticipated reopening 2023, drivers can use the southbound on-ramps at Wallace Ave and N Padaro Ln

    • Off-ramp at Sheffield Dr, closed for up to 16 months, anticipated reopening end of 2021, drivers can use the southbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd

  • Evans Ave Undercrossing

    • Flaggers will direct traffic with alternating lane closures as needed during daytime work.

  • Sheffield Dr & N Jameson Ln 

    • Temporary stop signs have been installed at the intersection of Sheffield Dr and N Jameson Ln for the duration of construction of the Summerland segment.

*To view detour maps, please visit and select the project segment. 

Highway 101:  Summerland
The Summerland segment is located between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane. 

  • Highway 101 (median and fast lane areas in the construction zone)

    • Crews are installing rebar and concrete as part of the Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (see photo above).

    • Crews are installing underground storm drains and new drainage features.

    • The southbound lanes near North Padaro will be shifted toward the outside shoulder to allow for median work and to prepare for the upcoming Padaro segment. Please expect changes in temporary safety barrier and lane striping.

  • Sheffield Drive Interchange

    • Work will continue on the retaining walls and bridge span. The concrete will finish curing, and then crews will stress test the new bridge deck. Work is also beginning on approach areas and safety barriers.

    • Trees & Cormorants (near southbound Hwy 101)

      • The Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project has employed measures to balance effective freeway construction with environmental protections specifically related to cormorants, a protected bird species. The plan relies heavily on visual deterrents and human presence to help significantly reduce or eliminate the use of air blasts. 

      • Please expect to see biologists monitoring the area daily and tree crews rotating visual deterrents. 

      • Trees will remain as part of the longterm habitat. 

  • Evans Avenue Undercrossing

    • Crews continue to build the bridge span. Crews have poured the concrete, and it is curing. Once the concrete has cured, crews will work on connecting the structures with closure pours. Crews will also work on approach areas.

  • N. Padaro Interchange

    • Concrete recycling continues.


Highway 101:  Padaro
Crews will work transition areas in preparation for the upcoming Highway 101: Padaro segment that begins this summer.

Highway 101:  Carpinteria

  • Highway 101 & Ramps

    • Northbound Hwy 101 & Ramps

      • Linden Ave On-ramp

        • Crews will pave a new connection where the on-ramp will meet the new northbound lanes. The ramp is scheduled to reopen on the night of May 17.

      • Crews are installing new drainage features throughout the project.

    • Southbound Hwy 101 & Ramps

      • Crews will be working on overhead signs, guardrail, vegetation control, and minor adjustments. 

  • Franklin and Santa Monica Creek Bridges

    • Crews will begin preparations for the next stage of bridge work. After soil excavation, crews will begin installing underground supports (piles) for the new wing walls and sound wall over the bridge. Removal of the old bridge sections will begin.

  • Sound walls (northbound Hwy 101)

    • Near Franciscan Court & north of Cravens Lane, between Franklin Creek & Santa Ynez Ave, between Santa Ynez Ave & Santa Monica Creek, and north of Santa Monica Creek

      • Crews are installing underground supports, constructing the wall footings, installing rebar, and then will place concrete blocks.

      • Please expect noise during daytime pile driving to install underground supports.

    • Near Via Real (by Rancho Granada Mobile Homes & San Roque Mobile Estates)

      • Utility relocations are ongoing in preparation for the planned sound wall.

  • Overhead signs

    • Crews will continue excavating and driving piles for new overhead signs. Please expect noise during daytime pile driving.


Highway 101:  Linden and Casitas Pass

  • Landscaping

    • The landscaping contractor is finishing up planting! Please expect crews to finish installing plants, clean up site areas, and periodically monitor plant establishment. 

Sheffield Dr.

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Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara is a project undertaken by Caltrans and SBCAG in cooperation with local agencies to add a new carpool lane in each direction between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. The project will improve bridges, interchanges, on- and off-ramps, and add sound walls.