Tag archives: bridges

Montecito Trails Replaces Bridge
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 21, 2021

Last week was an exciting moment for the Montecito Trails Foundation as well as the community at large: the last of the bridges to be damaged or destroyed in the 1/9 Debris Flow was replaced, a project nearly four years in the making. “In order to create the best access for the public, we needed […]

Don’t Bother Talking Parklets, State has a Plan Anyways
By Montecito Journal   |   July 1, 2021

Mayor and Councilmembers, You have an agenda item coming up June 22, agenda item No. 16, that could remove parklets in July, or impose onerous modifications on them. Please avoid doing this. It is the most business unfriendly thing you could do right now. Thanks to the quick actions of Anthony Wagner, and the blessing […]

Mission Creek Options
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 24, 2021

Last week, Public Works representatives were in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission to present conceptual options related to the initial Mission Canyon Bridge Studies effort. The complicated project will ultimately enhance safety along the sensitive corridor and Mission Canyon Bridge, which spans Mission Creek and is located to the north of Mission Santa Barbara […]

Congestion, Road Repairs, and Parking Issues?
By Sharon Byrne   |   September 10, 2020

We handle it all at the Montecito Association Transportation Committee No matter what your transportation concern is, chances are good that someone from the Montecito Association Transportation Committee is already working on it. We’ve put together an all-star lineup that meets over Zoom to work on the most pressing issues in this area: Chad Chase: […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 5, 2019

For Your Consideration Bravo on taking the helm at our community’s news hub. I’m excited to see how you balance old and new, and already am encouraged by your first editorial in which you present just one change – no longer publishing anonymous letters. This must be top priority for you to lead with it! […]

Right-of-Way Rules
By Sharon Byrne   |   October 17, 2019

Knowing where your property ends and where roads begin can be confusing. The Montecito Association has received some calls about easements and encroachments and realized it might be a good idea to write about roads, bridges, and other related topics. Road right-of-way is dedicated when property maps are created to allow space for the County, […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   September 26, 2019

“Highway” 192’s Two-Year Closure You absolutely buried your cover story (“Village Beat” MJ # 25/36 in a response on page 26 “Two Bridges Too Far”) about the bridge on Highway 192… the biggest problem facing all of us living to the west of it. It’s all we neighbors talk about here on Chelham Way. We […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   September 12, 2019

Understanding Tragedy As our hearts grieve the loss of our beloveds in the Channel Island boating accident, we search from a deep place within our soul to find a way to process such a tragedy. Every day I look out to the Channel Islands from my home in Montecito. So many times my children and […]

More Bridges Open
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 14, 2019

Earlier this week Caltrans announced the opening of three more bridges on Highway 192: the San Ysidro Creek Bridge, Romero Canyon Creek Bridge, and the Toro Canyon Creek Bridge are now open to two-way traffic. These bridges were rebuilt following the debris flows and flooding in January 2018.  Motorists will encounter protective barriers on these […]

MERRAG Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 7, 2019

In anticipation of last week’s evacuations and storms, volunteers from MERRAG, the Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group, were in the upper village hosting a kiosk with storm and evacuation information, keeping residents informed on emergency preparedness. This was the second time this year that they manned the kiosk to inform residents about potentially […]

The De la Cuesta Family and the Highway
By Hattie Beresford   |   January 31, 2019

In 1912, Santa Barbara motorists heading toward North County had a major decision to make. Where were they going to cross the Santa Ynez River? There were only two bridges, one near Lompoc and the other, aptly called Mission Bridge, that crossed the river at today’s Solvang. To get to either required negotiating dozens of […]

Bridge Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 24, 2019

This week, drivers can expect full overnight closures for two nights on Highway 101 through a portion of Montecito as Caltrans crews finish the final touches on the bridge rail replacement project on Olive Mill Road. The work will allow for the removal of the wooden support structure underneath the existing bridge, according to project […]

Bridge Update
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 18, 2018

Last week, Caltrans announced that three of the seven local bridges damaged in the January 9 debris flow will be opened later this fall, with one other expected to be completed by the end of the year.  The $55-million project includes the Montecito Creek Bridge at Parra Grande Lane; Southern California Edison crews are expected […]

Olive Mill Bridge Work Begins
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 30, 2018

Earlier this week, travelers driving along southbound Highway 101 at night and in the early-morning hours were detoured off the freeway along Coast Village Road, as Caltrans began a four-month project to replace the bridge rails on the 101 overcrossing at Olive Mill Road. Full overnight closures are expected through the end of the week, […]

Building Bridges
By Bob Hazard   |   March 15, 2018

As Montecito residents struggle to absorb the unwelcome financial burden of removing public mud and debris that flowed onto private property, it has become more important than ever to rebuild our community and return it to normalcy in the shortest possible timeframe with generous assistance from the County and FEMA. A heartwarming example of rallying […]