A section of the busiest state highway on the South Coast is getting new high visibility striping intended to improve safety.
Caltrans is restriping 268 lane miles of Highway 101 from the Santa Barbara/Ventura County line to the I-10 in downtown Los Angeles.
The new stripes are six inches wide, and are called “Oreo” stripes because they are white in the middle, with black borders like an Oreo cookie. The conventional striping was four inches wide. The new striping is also longer lasting. Crews can lay about four miles of striping a night.
The 101 project is part of a $61 million dollar effort to restripe parts of five state highways in Southern California.