Caltrans is alerting Chico drivers the on-ramp from Hwy 32 (East 8th Street) has been closed this afternoon for striping work.
Motorists can expect the number two northbound lane to close at approximately 3 p.m. and will be closed for “a short time” Caltrans stated this afternoon. There is currently no estimated time for the freeway entrance to reopen. However, the closure could stretch into a previously scheduled shutdown of the on-ramp for other roadwork beginning 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
During the closure commuters will be directed southbound on Hwy 99 to the East 20th Avenue exit and then to the northbound on-ramp to get back onto the freeway. The southbound Hwy 99 exit to East 8th and 9th streets will be open.
Caltrans will issue updates on Twitter @D3PIO and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict 3.