Caltrans Plans Four-Night Traffic Shift on Hwy 99 at Riego Road

Nov 27, 2013 12:52 PM

Commuters on Hwy 99 can expect a temporary shift in traffic lanes over four nights at Riego Road for bridge work next week, Caltrans announced today.

Caltrans crews will start closing all the northbound lanes of Hwy 99 at Riego Road at 9 p.m. on December 2. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto one lane of southbound Hwy 99 until 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to Caltrans press release, a contractor is scheduled to install a series of steel bridge girders for a new interchange overpass. The same freeway closure schedule is planned for that Tuesday night until the morning of Wednesday, December 4.

From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5, crews are scheduled to erect the steel girders over the west side of the freeway which will require the closure of all southbound lanes. Southbound traffic will be shifted onto the northbound lane of Hwy 99.

The construction is part of a $31 million project to build a full interchange at Hwy 99 and Riego Road. Unexpected weather or other events may force crews to reschedule the construction.

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