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Project Connect Begins March 18

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On March 18, 2024, the City of Goleta will break ground on the largest capital improvement project in the City’s 22-year existence: Project Connect. The multi-year project will enhance pedestrian access and safety, improve road conditions, and build critical linkage throughout Goleta while increasing storm water flow capacity in San Jose Creek under Hollister Bridge.

There are many aspects to this comprehensive project which include:

  • Hollister Avenue Bridge & Roundabout Project – Construction of two roundabouts at the Hollister Ave./State Route 217 ramp intersection to improve traffic flow. Additionally, a new bridge will be built over San Jose Creek to achieve 100-year storm flow capacity.
  • Ekwill Street & Fowler Road Extension Projects – Improve east-west circulation north and south of Hollister Avenue, providing direct connections to portions of Old Town Goleta and the Santa Barbara Airport.

During construction, lane closures and detours will be in place. All businesses along the project alignment will remain open. 

Initial construction should not impede access to the Airport. Any expected road closures, detours, or delays will be announced here and SBA's social media channels. To stay updated on general project information, please visit the City's website.

A map of Goleta highlighting areas of construction