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Fred Luna, SBCAG Paul Martinez, Caltrans District 5 Project Information State Route 246 Passing Lanes 1.

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1 Fred Luna, SBCAG Paul Martinez, Caltrans District 5 Project Information State Route 246 Passing Lanes 1

2 Project Team Caltrans SBCAG- Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Santa Barbara County City of Lompoc State Route 246 Passing Lanes 2

3 Purpose Improve traffic flow by reducing the length of traffic queues Increase sight distance at the Tularosa Road intersection and reduce the length and steepness of the approaching grades Need Drivers spend 65% of their time behind slow-moving traffic during peak hours Passing opportunities are limited by oncoming traffic during peak hours Through -traffic is delayed by left-turning traffic Sight distance at the vertical curve at Tularosa Road is non-standard State Route 246 Passing Lanes 3

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5 Project Features Eastbound passing lane Cebada Cyn Rd. to Tularosa Rd. Westbound passing lane Hapgood Rd. (west) to Tularosa Rd. Left-turn lanes at Tularosa Rd., Hapgood Rd. (west) Flatter grades for improved sight distance at Tularosa Rd. Left-turn lanes at 9 driveways and private roads Upgrading of drainage culverts Wildlife crossings for CA Tiger Salamander and small animals 36 Acre credit - CA Tiger Salamander Mitigation Bank State Route 246 Passing Lanes 5

6 Construction Cost:$17.24 million Construction to Begin:June 2015 Construction Complete:April 2017 Construction Contractor:Papich Construction Company, Inc. Landscape Project to Follow Road Construction State Route 246 Passing Lanes 6

7 Eastbound Passing Lane 1.5 miles long PM to PM Left-turn Lane at Purisima Golf Course Shown State Route 246 Passing Lanes 7

8 Westbound Passing Lanes Eastbound Passing Lane Transitions to Left-turn Lane Tularosa Rd. at PM State Route 246 Passing Lanes 8

9 Westbound Passing Lane 2.1 miles long PM to PM Typical Left-turn Lane at Driveway State Route 246 Passing Lanes 9

10 Construction Overall duration about two years (weather permitting) Periodic one-way traffic control with short delays Construction to be completed behind concrete barriers Provide access for bicyclists through the project work zone Maintain access to driveways and public road connections Provide regular updates on construction to interested parties Use CHP to promote safety and reduce speeds during construction 10

11 State Route 246 Passing Lanes Construction Cross Section Stage miles long Approximately 2 months Duration 11

12 State Route 246 Passing Lanes Construction Cross Section Stage miles long Approximately 7-8 months duration 12

13 State Route 246 Passing Lanes Construction Cross Section Stage miles long (at each end of previous section) Approximately 7-8 months duration 13

14 State Route 246 Passing Lanes Construction Cross Section Stage miles long Approximately 6 months duration 14

15 State Route 246 Passing Lanes Buellton to Lompoc Route miles 22 minutes by car 1 hour 36 minutes by bicycle Alternate Route – Santa Rosa Road 20.5 miles 44 minutes by car 1 hour 57 minutes by bicycle 15

16 Paul Martinez, Caltrans (805) Fred Luna, SBCAG (805) For More Information: 16


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