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Highway 101 repaving project could create some traffic jams

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Caltrans officials say part of a repaving project on Highway 101 could mean traffic delays on two Friday nights between Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Work will take place on consecutive Friday nights.

A section of Highway 101 on the South Coast is going to be limited to one lane during certain times this month to accommodate a major repaving project.

Two of the three northbound lanes of a section of Highway 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara will be closed on consecutive Friday nights. The work will take place west of Ventura, from the Faria Beach to the Mussel Shoals areas.

The first shutdown will be at 10 p.m. this Friday night, with the second December 17th. The lane shutdowns will last about seven hours. There could be major delays, because there are no surface streets to bypass the 101 in the area.

It’s part of a nearly $50 million project to repave a nearly five mile stretch of Highway 101. The work will include things like improvements to road shoulders, guardrails, and retaining walls.