Highway 166 from Obispo Street in Guadalupe to Blosser Road in Santa Maria is scheduled to undergo resurfacing maintenance starting Monday. The projected is estimated to be completed in August.
Motorists can expect lane closures and one-way reversing traffic Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, according to Caltrans District 5 spokesman Jim Shivers.
Construction during the overnight hours will occur Sunday night through Friday morning from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. and Fridays from 11:55 p.m. until 6 a.m.
The $2.8 million project will feature a new rubberized surface, improving the quality of the roadway, existing shoulder, portions of the two-way left turn pockets and the installation of shoulder/center line rumble strips, Shivers said.
Electronic message boards will inform motorists as they approach the work zone.
Motorist can expect delays up to 10 minutes, Shivers said.
Santa Maria city officials on Monday denounced the vandalism that damaged the Santa Maria Town Center Sunday night following a sanctioned protest, and stated that such destruction will not be tolerated.
Santa Maria-based contractor CalPortland Construction will perform the service.
And Caltrans is reminding motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For information on the project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects, call 805-568-0858 or visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5
Class of 2020 celebrated with unique, physically distanced celebrations across the Central Coast
The accomplishments of the Class of 2020 were celebrated last week across the Central Coast with physically distant ceremonies. While some late changes, approved by the Department of Public Health, allowed graduates to get out of their cars and accept their diplomas, the ceremonies were uniquely shaped by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Enjoy this collection from our coverage of last week's ceremonies.
Santa Maria High School sent 591 seniors out into the world not to change it but to continue changing it Friday in a two-part ceremony that co…
More than 500 Ernest Righetti High School seniors received a graduation send-off Friday morning in a virtual commencement ceremony posted to the school's website, followed by a drive-thru campus parade to collect diplomas.
Among the 500 Ernest Righetti High School seniors who graduated Friday morning in a virtual ceremony was valedictorian Ian Tosches, who gave a…
For Pioneer Valley High School teacher Arnold Feher, watching members of the Class of 2020 graduate after not seeing them for two months was a…
Drive-in theaters are becoming extinct across the nation, but Orcutt Academy High School opened a new one for one night only Friday to screen …
Orcutt Academy High School held a drive-in theater-style graduation Friday to screen a special feature — the graduation of 130 seniors, who wa…
One of the smallest, tightest-knit senior classes to graduate from Valley Christian Academy received diplomas Friday evening in a ceremony per…
Valley Christian Academy graduated eight seniors who were spread out in the stands for the campus commencement ceremony. Guests were parked in…
Nipomo High School graduated 209 seniors Friday, sending at least 60% of the students on to higher education from a class unique for including seven co-valedictorians but no salutatorian.
Nipomo High School held a socially-distant drive-through graduation to honor the class of 2020.
Local high schools altered their graduation plans after the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department approved the addition of in-person e…
In a year marked by unforeseen circumstances, Cabrillo High senior Rachel Carlos used her “Conq-uer Speech” to uplift and encourage her classmates. Carlos said her past experiences — good and bad — helped prepare her to deal with a school year that was unlike any other.
Cabrillo High School graduated its class of 2020 with a drive-through ceremony on campus Thursday.
Despite the circumstances, the mood was festive for Lompoc High School's celebration, which took place in the parking lot south of Huyck Stadium. Graduates waited in vehicles with their loved ones before exiting one at a time to cross either of two small makeshift stages on which graduates received their diploma covers and posed for photos.
Lompoc High School celebrated the class of 2020 with a drive-through graduation ceremony on campus Thursday.
Clad in black and gold, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School's class of 2020 showed their school spirit on Friday morning to celebrate what would have been their graduation day.
On Wednesday, more than 80 Maple High School seniors were celebrated during a mini-graduation event. The ceremony was unlike any other in the school’s history, as graduates and their families arrived at staggered times and social distancing measures were put in place to comply with public health orders during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Maple High School in Vandenberg Village celebrated the class of 2020 with several small and socially-distance ceremonies for the largest class…
Delta High School in Orcutt honored its 300 graduates Friday afternoon in a virtual ceremony posted on the school’s website, followed up that evening with a drive-through pickup of Grad Packs and awards.
Delta High School in Orcutt honored its 300 graduates Thursday afternoon in a virtual ceremony posted on the school’s website, followed up in …
OUR VIEW Santa Barbara County officials have launched a program that will enable businesses and organizations to temporarily expand into the public right-of-way, perhaps even onto private property.
According to a tweet from the Santa Maria Police Department, traffic on Main Street will be slowed this morning due to an overturned trailer n…
Caltrans District 5 is taking public comments through July 2 on a proposal to replace the Highway 1 bridge over the Santa Maria River near Guadalupe.
The city of Santa Maria launched a $2.8 million street improvement project this week that will repair the concrete along nearly three miles of city roads.
Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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