Today’s Date: February 26, 2010
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Lisa Balcom
Phone: (209) 941-6562
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE
STATE ROUTE 99 IN STANISLAUS COUNTY
Stanislaus County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will alternately close State Route 99 (SR-99) from the Pine Street overcrossing to Hatch Road in Ceres in Stanislaus County. Northbound and southbound SR-99 will not be closed at the same time.
Work will begin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, through Saturday, March 6, 2010, from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
Crews will remove the old existing Whitmore Avenue overcrossing.
SR-99 northbound detour is:
• northbound off-ramp to 4th Street;
• Continue north on El Camino Avenue;
• Cross Whitmore Avenue to the new on-ramp to northbound SR-99.
SR-99 southbound detour is:
• east on Hatch Road;
• south on Herndon Avenue;
• south on Central Avenue;
• south on El Camino Avenue to southbound SR-99.
This full highway closure is necessary to ensure the safety of motorists and workers in the area.
Motorists should expect 5 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible. This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change based on weather conditions.
The contractor for this $26 million project is Nehemiah Construction of Benicia, CA. The SR-99 Whitmore Avenue Interchange Project will alleviate peak hour congestion along Whitmore Avenue with a new wider overcrossing/overhead and widen Whitmore Avenue to four lanes from Blaker Road and Central Avenue.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.