Paving work will cover parts of both San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties over the next few months, with the work being done primarily at night to lessen the impact on traffic.
The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, is launching an improvement project that will repave a combined 13 miles of State Route 120 in San Joaquin County and State Route 108 in Stanislaus County.
The project will see new pavement applied to Highway 120 from Plaza Avenue in Escalon to the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line east of Escalon, a distance of 4.5 miles. New pavement will also be put down on Highway 108 from one mile north of State Route 219 in the Riverbank area to Oak Avenue in Oakdale, a distance of 8.5 miles. Work is scheduled to start in Riverbank and then the paving will shift to Escalon later this summer.
The project is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 7 and is expected to be finished in the fall of 2019. Crews will be doing the work at night, typically Sunday through Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
This $4.5 million project is being performed by Bay Cities Paving & Grading of Concord.
Motorists can expect lane closures and one-way traffic control during the project hours, with flaggers handling the traffic flow, and 10-minute delays anticipated while the work is being done. Residents are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destination and be aware of construction vehicles and workers adjacent to the roadway in the project area.
Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.
Also, a reminder that for the safety of workers and other motorists, remember to ‘Slow for the Cone Zone.’