CARPINTERIA, Calif. – A new phase of an ongoing Highway 101 rehabilitation project is adding to driver frustration.
More than 75,000 motorists drive between Carpinteria and Ventura every day.
They are dealing with detours and lane changes along a 4.3-mile stretch.
Caltrans said crews have installed new guardrails and concrete barriers.
Caltrans District 7 Public Information Officer Jim Medina said, "We have a project on Mussell Shoals to Faria Beach. It's a bypass lane where the speed limit is reduced to 55 miles an hour and we ask motorists to just adhere to that speed limit for public safety. It will be in place until January and we thank you for your cooperation."
Crews will generally be working between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. to repair shoulders, repave ramps and upgrade curb ramps.
California Highway Patrol officers have been parked along the shoulder looking for people speeding.
There are also flashing signs reminding drivers of their speed limit as they approach the construction zones.