This project will replace the Hollister Avenue Bridge over San Jose Creek. The new bridge will have a 100 year storm flow capacity and will be designed to fit with the recently completed downstream San Jose Creek Capacity Improvement & Fish Passage project.
Purpose and Need
Laboratory testing has confirmed that the existing bridge was constructed using reactive aggregate and is deteriorating rapidly. The existing bridge does not conform to current design standards and retrofitting is not feasible. The replacement of this bridge also completes the San Jose Creek Capacity improvements project by removing the geometric constraints on the channel under the existing bridge.
Strategic Plan Goals
Return Old Town to a Vital Center of the City
Funding for this project is a combination of sources, including the Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP) funds. The project will be funded 88.53% by the HBP.
The City of Goleta approved a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the project in August 2015. Final design, right of way and permitting phases are currently underway. Final design is at the 95% development stage. Construction is anticipated to begin in FY 2019/20 at the same time as construction of the City’s Ekwill Street and Fowler Road Extensions Project.
Charles Ebeling, Public Works Director