Published: May 20, 2010 10:27 AM EDT

Beginning Thursday, May 20, 2010 southbound motorists traveling on Santa Barbara Boulevard between Veterans Parkway and S.W. 28th Terrace will shift to the west side of Santa Barbara Boulevard.

Travel lanes on the east side of the road will be closed to traffic, reducing both northbound and southbound traffic to one lane only.  This traffic shift is necessary as crews to construct the east side of Santa Barbara Blvd.

Alternate Route: Northbound and southbound motorists wanting to access Santa Barbara Blvd. between Veterans Parkway and Gleason Parkway are encouraged to use Chiquita Boulevard or Skyline Boulevard. Advance warning signs, electronic message boards, and barricades will be used to assist motorists traveling through the area.

Construction on this section of roadway is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. While traveling through the work zone, motorists are urged to use caution, obey the posted speed limit of 35 mph, and seek alternate routes whenever possible. Please be advised that unforeseen circumstances and weather may affect the schedule.