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Stretch of Hwy 101 north of Ventura down to 2 lanes as work begins on roadway

$48 million project will be completed in 2023/24

The 4.3 mile stretch of work is shown between the green and red dot.

VENTURA, Calif. - Work has begun on Highway 101 north of Ventura. Drivers will notice the normal three lanes are now down to two.

Caltrans removed the far left lane in both directions in preparation for the roadwork. Over the next two years construction will be done on the 4.3 mile stretch of the highway. The work starts north of Ventura near Faria Beach and continues to about La Conchita.

This is part of a $48 million project to repave the highway, repave on- and off-ramps, build retaining walls and concrete barriers, install new guardrails and restripe lanes.

Construction will be done from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. But the lane closure will be in place throughout the duration of the project. Caltrans estimates the project will be finished in late 2023 or early 2024.

It's estimated that 75,000 vehicles make the commute through this stretch of Highway 101 everyday.

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