Today, the City of Goleta will be hosting an Open House to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians understand how to maneuver through a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Los Carneros and Calle Real. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the City of Goleta Council Chambers, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.
According to Project Goleta… ‘This is a three leg intersection. The traffic control at this intersection had been a STOP on the minor leg (Calle Real) with unrestricted flow on the major leg (Los Carneros). An elevated concentration of side impact collisions at this intersection necessitated a change to a three way STOP to improve public safety. The Las Vegas/San Pedro Creek Culvert Replacment Project will require a full closure of the northbound Fairview Avenue on ramp to HWY 101 for at least a year, and a full closure of the southbound off ramp at Fairview Avenue for six months. At minimum, a temporary traffic signal would need to be installed to handle the additional traffic at the Los Carneros/Calle Real intersection created by the ramp closures. A roundabout is in keeping with the General Plans direction to install roundabouts instead of traffic signals where feasible.”