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Caltrans Says Work Progressing On Six Bridges In Santa Barbara County Damaged By January Flooding

Caltrans officials say they are making progress on efforts to repair, or replace six bridges badly damaged by the January flooding and debris flows in southern Santa Barbara County.

All six bridges are on Highway 192, the east-west state highway which runs parallel to Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara.

Construction is underway on new Toro Canyon Creek, Romero Canyon Creek, and Arroyo Paredon bridges, with the new bridges expected to open to traffic this fall.

The damaged Montecito Creek Bridge will be torn down and replaced, after utilities finish relocating their infrastructure in the area. Plans call for the new bridge to be in place by the end of the year.

The San Ysidro Creek and Toro Creek bridges are going to be repaired.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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