Traffic flows along Union Valley Parkway into Orcutt after repairs, drainage improvements
With traffic flowing smoothly again along Union Valley Parkway into Orcutt after it was shut down for more than a month for repairs, officials with Santa Barbara County’s Public Works Department are planning a comprehensive look at the Santa Maria Valley drainage system.
A major storm that pounded the area with rain Jan. 9 caused a sinkhole to develop on Union Valley Parkway near Bradley Road, leading to the collapse of part of the roadway and sidewalk as well as a drainage basin.
That sent stormwater rushing into the Hibiscus Court cul-de-sac and nearby Parkland Drive, where more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed.
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