Current Conditions

The 101 is both a local and an inter-county connector for citizens of Ventura County, the adjacent counties (Santa Barbara and Los Angeles) as well as long-haul travelers (both commercial and recreational).

It connects the cities of:

  • Thousand Oaks
  • Camarillo
  • Oxnard
  • Ventura

But it also is the main inter-regional route for all Ventura County cities.

There are no contiguous parallel routes that extend the entire length of the project area from SR 23 to SR 33.  The 101 is the main way that people travel between Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks.  Which is why it is so congested.  Currently the 101 experiences congestion in both the morning and afternoon:

Existing AM Congestion Map

Existing PM Congestion Map

The red sections of these maps equate to 19,800 hours of delay every day.

With the anticipated jobs and population growth in Ventura County, the congestion will only get worse:

Future AM Congestion Map

Future PM Congestion Map

And delay will increase by 54% to 30,500 hours of delay every day.

The 101 is forecast to be near or over capacity in the peak hour from SR 23 to SR 232 by 2040.

Project Purpose