Las Vegas San Pedro Creeks Culvert Replacement Project

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This project will construct capacity improvements to both Las Vegas and San Pedro Creeks at Calle Real, Route 101, and at Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) by replacing the existing culverts with larger volume bridge structures. The City’s portion of the funding is for culvert capacity beneath Calle Real. Caltrans is the lead agency working with Santa Barbara County Flood Control and the City of Goleta.

Purpose and Need

The culvert replacements will help prevent flooding as it has occurred in previous years. The existing culverts have capacity rated for a 10 year storm event. These areas have been flooded several times, and the flood waters also cover HWY 101. Replacing these culverts will increase capacity to a 25 year storm event and reduce flood events north of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.

Strategic Plan Goal

Implement Citywide Capital Improvement Program

Funding Sources

Funding for this project is a combination of Measure A (City share), State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) and the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District. The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District is the lead agency on this project.

Current Phase

The project is in the second phase construction.  Project construction is anticipated to be complete in May 2016.  Click here to visit the CalTrans project page.


Rosemarie Gaglione, P.E.

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