Plans to add carpool lanes to a section of the South Coast will be the focus of a public hearing this week.
Caltrans is hosting the Thursday night meeting to gather comments on a planned project to add HOV lanes between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.
The proposal calls for adding a lane in each direction from Bailard Avenue in Carpinteria to just north of Salinas Street in Santa Barbara. In addition to adding a lane in each direction, the Sheffield Drive and Cabrillo Boulevard interchanges would have to be rebuilt. Thursday night’s hearing is specifically focused on the Draft Revised Environmental Impact Report for the project.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chase Palm Park Center in Santa Barbara.