Las Positas Modoc Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Project
What is this project?
This project proposes to construct a 2.6 mile-long separated pathway for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities along Las Positas and Modoc Roads.
Where will the pathway be located?
The pathway will start on the south side of Modoc Road at Calle De Los Amigos and continue east to the west side of Las Positas Road, then veer south along Las Positas Road to Cliff Drive.
What are the benefits of this project?
Improved safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Increased walking and biking opportunities. Improved access to Elings Park, Arroyo Burro Beach, Douglas Family
Preserve, etc. Connection to Coast Bike Route – bike from the Santa Barbara Waterfront
to Goleta Beach!
How much will this project cost?
Design and Environmental Review: $2.4million Construction Estimate: $15.5 million
How is this project funded?
The project is funded primarily through Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant funds in addition to local Measure C funds for local matching costs.
When will the pathway be constructed?
Construction of the path is anticipated to begin in late August 2020, with an estimated 18-month construction duration, which will include the planting of replacement trees and landscaping.
The City’s contractor has now completed paving of the Modoc Road street intersections between Calle De Los Amigos and Las Positas Road. Paving of the multiuse path along the Modoc stretch is tentatively scheduled during the last week of January.
C.A. Rasmussen is continuing with grading work along Modoc Road from Calle De Los Amigos towards Las Positas Road. The Contractor has made progress excavating for the retaining wall along Modoc Road, removed existing infrastructure in the way of the path, and installed storm drain facilities that will run underneath the multiuse path.
C.A. Rasmussen has installed temporary traffic control along Modoc Road in order to provide enough buffer for the multiuse path construction activities. The lanes have been shifted to the north, and the middle turning lane has been temporarily removed along Modoc Road.
On Monday, September 14, C.A. Rasmussen, Inc., will begin constructing a 2.6 mile long, mulituse path for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians separated from high-speed vehicle traffic along Las Positas and Modoc Roads.