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This routing is unchanged from its 1963 definition.
This route was originally part of Route 150, which was signed in 1934. It was renumbered to Route 192 in 1963. The route was LRN 80, defined in 1931. Route 192 was not defined as part of the initial set of state signed routes in 1934.
2018 Montecito Mudslide Repairs
In January 2018, the CTC approved for future
consideration of funding the following project for which a Mitigated
Negative Declaration (MND) has been completed: Route 192 (05-SB-192, PM
15.4/15.6) in Santa Barbara County. Replace existing bridge on Route 192
near the city of Carpinteria. (PPNO 0335). The project is located
northwest of the city of Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County. The project
proposes to replace the Arroyo Parida Creek Bridge, also known as the
Arroyo Paredon Creek Bridge (Bridge No. 51-0113) on SR 192. The project
will replace the current bridge with reinforced concrete slab, concrete
bridge rail, wider lanes and shoulders, correct alignment, upgraded
culvert crossings, and construct a retaining wall. The project is fully
funded and programmed in the 2016 SHOPP for an estimated total $15 million
which includes Construction (capital and support) and Right-of-Way
(capital and support). Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year
2019-20. The scope, as described for the preferred alternative, is
consistent with the project scope programmed by the Commission in the 2016
(Source: CTC Agenda, January 2018, Agenda Item 2.2c(1))
In February 2018, it was reported that there will be
long-term closures for several bridges and one-way traffic control for
others that were damaged in the Jan. 9, 2018 mudslides and debris flows.
There are three Route 192/East Valley Road bridges that will be completely
replaced, so they are closed to through traffic (except emergency and
utility vehicles) until further notice. They include the Montecito Creek
bridge at East Valley Road near Parra Grande Lane; the Romero Creek bridge
at East Valley Road near Ortega Ridge Road; and the Toro Canyon bridge
near Toro Canyon Road. The long-term plan is to completely close each
bridge with barricades and locked gates, according to Caltrans. Other
bridges have one-way traffic control with stop signs, including the San
Ysidro Creek bridge at East Valley and Randall roads; Toro Creek (near
Ladera Lane); and Arroyo Parida Creek near Carpinteria. The Arroyo Parida
crossing has had one-way traffic control for a while, and was already
slated to be replaced. There are temporary bridge guardrails on the San
Ysidro and Toro creek bridges, according to Caltrans, since railings were
knocked away by the force of the rocks, mud and debris during the storm.
Santa Barbara County has two damaged bridges – one is gone, and one
is closed – and a destroyed creek crossing on East Mountain Drive.
The bridge on East Mountain Drive near San Ysidro Ranch is completely
gone, and the Ashley Road bridge is closed after being severely damaged in
(Source: SB Noozhawk, 1/29/2018)
In Mid-February 2018, there was an update on the Route 192 bridges. Route 192 is closed between Sycamore Canyon/Camino Viejo Road
near Santa Barbara and Cravens Lane near Carpinteria, and four bridges
along the highway were heavily damaged in the storm. Caltrans contracted
with Security Paving Company, of Sylmar, to rebuild the Montecito Creek,
Romero Creek and Toro Canyon bridges for $20 million. The damaged Arroyo
Parida Creek bridge, which was already scheduled to be replaced, will also
be demolished and rebuilt. The four bridges will be closed to all vehicles
(except emergency and utility vehicles) with barricades and locked gates,
for several months, and then demolished, Caltrans said. There is no
timeline yet for how long it will take to design and rebuild the bridges
according to a Caltrans District 5 spokescritter.
(Source: SB Noozhawk, 2/12/2018)
In May 2018, it was reported that Caltrans is
continuing with plans to rebuild and repair six bridges along Route 192
following debris flows and flooding in the Montecito area. This major
construction effort will include rebuilding Montecito Creek (PM 8.12),
Romero Canyon Creek (PM 10.92), Toro Canyon (PM 12.49) and the Arroyo
Paredon Creek (PM 15.50) bridges. The demolition of these bridges will
begin Monday, May 7 and continue through early June. Caltrans will begin
with removal of the Toro Canyon Bridge, followed by Romero Canyon Creek,
Arroyo Paredon and Montecito Creek Bridges. Caltrans is nearing completion
on the design of the new bridges and is moving toward construction at an
accelerated pace. The demolition process follows the completion of the
relocation and repair of utility lines by Southern California Edison and
the Southern California Gas Companies. Caltrans will also demolish the
bridge rails on the San Ysidro Creek (PM 9.6) and Toro Creek (PM 12.14)
bridges this June. Both of these bridges remain open under one-way traffic
control via stop and yield signs which will remain in place until these
repairs are complete.
(Source: Edhat Santa Barbara, 5/4/2018)
In January 2019, it was reported that Caltrans has
re-opened the Romero Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 10.92) and the Toro Canyon
Creek Bridge (PM 12.49) on Route 192 as of Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.
These bridges were rebuilt following the debris flows and flooding in
January 2018. Motorists will encounter protective barrier on these bridges
until the bridge rails have been installed. Motorists should drive safely
in these areas.
(Source: SB Noozhawk, 1/30/2019)
In April 2019, it was reported that installation of the
roadway deck on the Montecito Creek Bridge on Route 192 in Montecito is
the most visible progress in the effort to repair and rebuild spans
damaged or destroyed by the Jan. 9, 2018, debris flows. Crews have begun
installing the prefabricated concrete sections of the deck for the bridge
at the base of Parra Grande Lane, according to Caltrans. The bridge is
expected to re-open to traffic with some restrictions by July 2019.
Elsewhere in Montecito, new rails have been installed on the upstream side
of the Toro Canyon Bridge, and work has shifted to the downstream side.
The span is open with one-way reversing traffic control, and lanes of the
bridge are expected to re-open in June 2019. Utility work is expected to
be completed by the middle of this month on the Arroyo Paradon Bridge,
with final paving scheduled for early May. This bridge is expected to
re-open to the public in mid-May 2019.
(Source: SB Noozhawk, 4/8/2019)
In October 2019, it was reported that Caltrans has
re-opened the following bridges on Route 192 that were damaged in the
Montecito Debris Flow in January 2018: (1) San Ysidro Creek Bridge (PM
9.6); (2) Romero Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 10.9); (3) Toro Creek Bridge (PM
12.1); (4) Toro Canyon Creek Bridge (PM 12.5); and (5) Arroyo Paredon
Creek Bridge (PM 15.4). Bridge bicycle railing is still pending
completion; that is estimated to be complete by December 2019.
Construction continues on the Montecito Creek Bridge (PM 8.1), where
Caltrans is currently completing underground drainage and creek
restoration work. Construction on the roadway will continue following the
relocation of temporary utility poles by the utility companies. This
bridge is expected to re-open to traffic in mid-December 2019. Also still
under construction is Toro Creek Bridge (PM12.1), where Caltrans is
waiting for the relocation of a temporary utility before resuming roadway
work. This bridge is expected to re-open to traffic mid-December 2019.
(Source; SB Noozhawk, 10/13/2019)
In November 2019, Caltrans District 5 reported that
nearly two years after the devasting mudslide/flood in Montecito, Route 192 was OPEN to through traffic all the way to Carpinteria. The just
completed rebuilding the Montecito Creek Bridge, last of six bridges
severely damaged by the disaster.
(Source: Caltrans District 5 on FB, 11/22/2019)
In January 2020, it was reported that Caltrans has
announced that the Toro Creek Bridge is open to two-way traffic. The
Arroyo Paredon Creek Bridge was completed in May, the Romero Canyon and
Toro Canyon bridges were opened in January 2019 and the San Ysidro Creek
Bridge was completed in April 2019. The Montecito Creek Bridge was
re-opened in November 2019, so all six bridges are now complete.
(Source: SB Noozhawk, 1/11/2020)
Overall statistics for Route 192:
In 1933, Chapter 767 defined the route from "[LRN 77] via Euclid Avenue to Highland Avenue in Upland" as part of the highway system. In 1935, this route was added to the highway code as LRN 192, with the routing:
Acronyms and Explanations:
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