As part of efforts related to both COVID-19 economic recovery and the temporary State Street pedestrian promenade, it is necessary to put a temporary hold on construction work within the public right-of-way. Please read below for more information as it is. Public Works intend to help balance the needs of the temporary pedestrian mall with construction that must continue to occur.

No planned construction work involving temporary traffic control  (traffic lane or sidewalk) is to take place on  State St from Cabrillo Blvd to Sola St  as shown on attached map until  September 8, 2020 . This is necessary to  accommodate the “opening” of State Street to pedestrian traffic  and accommodations related to COVID-19 regulations. Planned construction work may occur with advanced approval of the Transportation Planning & Parking Manager or City Engineer.   Emergency construction work for various utility service work may occur  and will include  additional requirements  to accommodate other right of way uses including outdoor dining. Advanced notice and ongoing communication with adjacent businesses will be required. 
 
At minimum, the following standard requirements will apply.

  • No permits for dumpsters or other temporary staging may be issued on State St or the 00 blocks off State St except along the project/property frontage on 00 blocks.

  • No construction activity is allowed between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm in the public right-of-way
         
  • Work involving temporary traffic control on State St shall be complete and reopened by 11 am.
            
  • You may send exception requests to AHendel@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for Public Works staff review or include in the Description of Work in your application. Please reference the street address and any existing permit numbers.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to City Public Works staff at PWInfo@SantaBarbaraCA.gov so that they may assist in resolving.