North Nojoqui Grade CAPM & Drainage Project

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to rehabilitate 14.41 lane miles of existing pavement, replace asphalt concrete dikes, reconstruct existing guardrails, upgrade guardrail connections to bridge railing, improve five drainage systems, and repair a failing slope on U.S. Route 101 between 0.4 mile south of Santa Rosa Road and 0.1 mile north of Nojoqui Creek near Buellton in Santa Barbara County.


Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to preserve and extend the service life of existing pavement, protect the embankments and roadway from potential failure, and maintain the functionality of five drainage systems on U.S. Route 101 from post miles R52.34 to R56.09 in Santa Barbara County.


The pavement within the project limits is deteriorating, which, if left uncorrected, will continue and result in increased maintenance costs or more costly reconstruction. Corrosion and scouring have led to damaged inverts, shape loss, joint separation, and undermined backfill in five culverts identified within the project limits. If culvert deterioration is not corrected, future roadway failure is possible. Also, a sakrete (concrete mix) wall retaining the southbound embankment slope is deteriorating and, if not repaired, could lead to slope failure.

Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
State $2,339,880
Federal $18,060,120
Construction Cost $20,400,000


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed Fall 2022
Design to be completed Spring 2024
Advertise Summer 2024
Construction to begin Winter 2024
Construction to be completed Fall 2025


Project Contact

Sherri Martin, Project Manager
Phone:  (805) 788-8973

Dianna Beck, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (805) 459-9406

Public Information Office, Caltrans District 5
Phone: (805) 549-3318


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Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.