Video: Caltrans Completes Highway 101 Carpool Lane Project Thanks to Senate Bill 1 and Santa Barbara County's Measure A


District:   Headquarters
Contact:  Tamie McGowen
Contact:  Alexa Bertola
Phone:    (805) 556-5820

Santa Barbara County – The new carpool lanes between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara, largely funded from Senate Bill 1 and Measure A (the Santa Barbara County sales tax), are the first of their kind in the county. 

In this News Flash, Caltrans shares in the celebration, from the team that has worked on the project to the travelers passing through this corridor.

The project added peak-period carpool lanes in each direction between Bailard Avenue and the southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Santa Claus Lane through the city of Carpinteria. This section of US 101 is used by about 95,000 commuters, truckers, and tourists per day who travel between Santa Barbara and Ventura County and throughout the coast. 

“By opening new carpool lanes, we are encouraging people to rideshare and use transit during the most heavily congested periods of the day. This important SB 1 project along the US 101 corridor will serve the people of the South Coast and beyond.”

Tim Gubbins, Caltrans District 5 Director

This project is the first part of a larger $700 million effort on the central coast. 



Caltrans News Flash #239

This News Flash is the 239th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit the Caltrans News Flash page.