El Camino Real – Gaviota CA

City:
Gaviota, CA

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, National Recovery Administration (NRA)

Started:
1934

Description

The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) helped finance the modernization of 4 1/2 miles of what is today State Route 1 and Interstate 101 through an unincorporated area 30 miles west of Santa Barbara from a twisty and dangerous 2 lane road into a 4 lane highway. The cost of construction was $65,000 per mile.

Source notes

September 1934 issue of California Highway and Public Works magazine

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 18, 2014.

Location Info


Gaviota, CA

Coordinates: 34.473449, -120.20934

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