February 15, 2017
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Rick Estrada
Phone: (209) 941-6562
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALTRANS INSTALLING SAFETY FEATURES ON 32 MILES OF STATE ROUTE 33 IN STANISLAUS AND MERCED COUNTIES
Stanislaus/Merced County – Caltrans is preparing for a project that will add centerline, edgeline and shoulder rumble strips to 32 miles of State Route 33 (SR-33).
The project is scheduled to begin the week of February 20, and be completed June 2017. No work is scheduled for Memorial Day (May 29).
Crews are scheduled to work Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. One way-traffic control will be used and drivers should expect 15 minute delays.
Work will be performed at the following locations:
- In Merced County, from McCabe Road to SR-140, a total of 9 miles;
- In Stanislaus County, rumble strips will be added from Jensen Road to Poppy Avenue, and from Walnut Avenue to the San Joaquin County line, or 23 miles.
This $516,000 project has been awarded to Linear Options of Durham.
Rumble strips are designed to alert drivers when their vehicles leave the traffic lane. As tires pass over the rumble strips, drivers can hear the noise and feel the vibration produced by these rumble strips. These strips are ground into the pavement surface.
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.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow for the Cone Zone.