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Orcutt Construction
updated: Nov 29, 2012, 4:12 PM

Source: Caltrans


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - Construction on the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange project will continue with a pile driving operation scheduled to begin for a three week period beginning Monday, Dec. 3 from 7 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.

This pile driving operation will occur Monday through Friday. Property owners in the adjacent area can expect this road work to be noisy and should prepare accordingly for this temporary phase of construction.

This $10.1 million project is partially funded ($4.8 million) by Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond approved by voters in 2006 and ($4.8 million) from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Measure A, a local sales tax measure for transportation projects. The contractor for this project is Granite Construction of Santa Barbara CA.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-568-0858 or visit the District 5 website.

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 COMMENT 348480 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-29 05:14 PM

Where is this Union Valley Interchange? Never heard of it.


 COMMENT 348487 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-29 05:27 PM

Me neither.


 COMMENT 348492P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-29 05:32 PM

I am wondering why this project was necessary in the first place. UV is going to be about a mile north of Clark. I guess it was thought necessary with all the new development going in. But that was then; this is now. Rice Ranch has less than 100 of the more than 700 houses planned. No shopping centers yet. Ah well, knowing the Santa Maria area, they will grow around the road.


 COMMENT 348548 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-29 07:56 PM

Union Valley Parkway is slated to connect South Blosser Road with the 101. It has appeared on development maps for decades, but has not been built (although sections of it have). Some wealthy people with homes in Foxenwoods will find a freeway running through their back yards. Some others may find an easier drive to work. If you are not from Santa Maria you may never have heard of any of this...


 COMMENT 348814 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 12:32 PM

Wealthy people in Foxenwoods . . . comparatively speaking? They're vocal, but I'd hardly call them wealthy.

Union Valley Parkway serves as an alternative for Clark and Santa Maria Way, both of which are overutilized (Clark currently has a poor level of service during peak periods). Further, UVP will serve the Santa Maria Airport specific plan, which has been going through the review process.


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