The Laguna sidewalk project will construct 11 new access ramps near Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara Junior High School. Adding the sidewalk ramps will provide better access in school neighborhoods as well as improve overall access for all pedestrians.
Due to increased traffic the City installed a barricade at Middle Road and added stop signs to the parking lane to reduce unsafe driving. Motorists traveling through Montecito are encouraged to stay on Highway 101 and avoid using the already congested local roadways.
Thanks to voter approval of Measure C, which provides ongoing funding for infrastructure needs, an extensive street rehabilitation and maintenance program will begin this spring. City street crews and contractors will perform the work. Along with the paving projects, the City will install new access ramps to provide better access to our disabled community members and update traffic signals, storm drain systems, and other critical infrastructure improvements.
With the anticipation of rain, sandbags are available to the public for free all week at the City Annex Yard at 401 E. Yanonali. Residents should bring their own gloves and shovels, and be prepared to fill the bags they need. Residents may take 20 sandbags per trip.