Today’s Date: June 16, 2017
District: 10 - Stockton
Contact: Warren Alford
Phone: (209) 948-3849
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE ROUTE 140 from the city of Merced to State route 33 in Merced County
Merced County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various construction activities on eastbound and westbound State Route 140 (SR-140) from SR-33 in Gustine to SR-99 in Merced. Work will occur as follows:
•The southbound off-ramp from SR-99 to SR-140 at V Street in the City of Merced will close beginning Sunday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 10:00 pm until 6:00 pm for utility work;
•One-way traffic control will be in effect on eastbound and westbound SR-140 from Virginia Avenue in Merced to the Gustine railroad crossing beginning Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for grinding and paving operations;
•One-way traffic control will be in effect on eastbound and westbound SR-140 from Sydney Lane to Virginia Avenue beginning Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for utility work;
•The #1 (left) and #2 (right) lanes eastbound and westbound SR-140 from SR-99 to Virginia Avenue will alternately close beginning Sunday, June 18, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for utility work.
Motorists should expect 10-minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.
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.
The work at this location is part of an improvement project on SR-140 that will repave the existing roadway, shoulders and on and off-ramps, from SR-99 in the City of Merced to SR-33 in the City of Gustine.
This 33 mile-long project will extend the service life of the existing pavement and improve efficiency and safety for motorists traveling in Merced County. Construction activities will start near the City of Merced and move toward the City of Gustine as the project progresses. Work is expected to be completed in December 2017.
This $12.3 million project has been awarded to Teichert Construction.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.