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Portion of West Mountain Drive Closed Due to Damaged Roadway

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A Message from the City of Santa Barbara Police Department:

For your safety, the 900 block of West Mountain Drive is currently closed due to a significant roadway hazard. It is imperative that all community members and visitors adhere to this closure notice.


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The hazard could present a danger to anyone attempting to access the damaged portion of the road. Your safety is our top priority, and we urge everyone to respect the closure and avoid the vicinity until further notice. Please find an alternate route. 

Damaged roadway
Information from the City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department:

A portion of West Mountain Drive is temporarily closed at the 900 block of W. Mountain Drive (MAP) due to an undermined roadway hazard that occurred on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, during the recent storm. In response to this incident, the road is closed to through traffic at the following intersections: 

  • W. Mountain Drive and El Cielito Road
  • W. Mountain Drive and Coyote Road

The City of Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department is currently assessing the ongoing precipitation and soil saturation on this portion of the roadway on W. Mountain Drive and will reopen once repairs have been completed and deemed safe for travel.

Residents living on West Mountain Drive within the closed area will be able to safely access their homes.

We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding during this temporary closure. 

Updates on the status of W. Mountain Drive will be provided as new information becomes available.