The City of Camarillo recently completed construction of the new Springville Drive/U.S. 101 Freeway Interchange Project and the interchange opened on June 8, 2012.
The project constructed a new interchange on U.S. 101 between Las Posas Road and Central Avenue. In addition to constructing a new bridge and freeway ramps, the project also extended Springville Drive and Ponderosa Drive to provide access to the new interchange and to Ventura Boulevard.
The interchange will provide for future development of the area consistent with the City’s previously adopted General Plan, Airport North Specific Plan, and Springville Specific Plan. Specific future land uses, as provided for in the Specific Plans, include housing, parks and related amenities, commercial retail use, and industrial research and development, among others.
The project, constructed by C.A. Rasmussen Inc., cost approximately $23 million to build. The new interchange will make driving easier for residents and visitors as it will provide traffic relief and improve access to the freeway for current and future land uses near Ventura Boulevard and Springville Drive by providing an alternative route to Las Posas Road.
Why "Springville" one might ask. Well a long, long time ago there was a community named Springville at the western end of where the Camarillo Airport resides. Springville formed its own school district in 1887 that was eventually dissolved in 1943 and merged into the Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo.