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Lane closures lifted on northbound Highway 101 in Montecito

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Caltrans lifted the number two northbound Highway 101 lane closure from San Ysidro to Carrillo, which earlier caused bumper-to-bumper traffic in and around the area.

One lane closure was in place for bridge reparations from storm damage, the other for guardrail reparations from a vehicle collision.

The closures started at 11:42 a.m. on Wednesday, and bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported both on the Highway and side-roads such as Jameson Ln. and State Route 192.

California Highway Patrol reported the traffic build-up caused gridlock on the side streets around 1:00 p.m., according to the CHP incident report log.

Caltrans also has the following on and off-ramp closures in place (click here for the full map):

  • Northbound off-ramp to Hermosilla Dr, expected to reopen at 2 p.m.
  • Southbound on-ramp from Olive Mill Rd, expected to reopen on Feb. 22
  • Northbound on-ramp from San Ysidro Rd, expected to reopen at 3:30 p.m.
  • Northbound off-ramp to Olive Mill Rd, expected to reopen on Aug. 14
  • Northbound off-ramp to Evans Ave, expected to reopen overnight on Jan. 26
  • Northbound on-ramp from Evans Ave, expected to reopen Feb. 14
  • Southbound off-ramp to Padaro Ln, expected to reopen Feb. 28

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