The Gaviota Tunnel's northbound lane on Highway 101 is scheduled to close next week for drainage repairs.
The northbound lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, March 23, and running until Friday, March 27, according to Caltrans District 5 spokesman Jim Shivers.
Additionally, the Gaviota Tunnel rest area will be closed on a 24-hour basis from March 23 to March 27 as a result of the closure.
The purpose of the lane closure is so that Caltrans crews can repair a drainage system and perform erosion control near an embankment, Shivers said.
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Granite Construction is contracted to perform the work at various locations based on a $1 million contract.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates in Santa Barbara County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 at 805-549-3318, or visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5.
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