Highway traffic delays through Turlock and Modesto will begin to occur and motorists will need to have patience as the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to start construction on the $90.2 million State Route 99 Resurfacing and Restoration Project on Monday, April 30, 2012.
The contractor for this project is Myers and Sons Construction LP of Sacramento, California and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2014.
The project will replace approximately 25 miles of the existing pavement on SR-99 in Stanislaus County from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line. The project will replace the pavement using three different strategies: Replacement of the existing base and pavement with new concrete pavement; concrete slab replacement; and crack-seat and overlay the existing pavement with new asphalt concrete.
The project will also include installing shoulder rumble strips on the inside and outside medians, fog sealing, re-striping the roadway, and replacing pavement markers.
Moreover, a construction project of this size will undoubtedly require specialist equipment such as tilt panel shims. In case you were not already aware, tilt slab shims are principally designed for stuffing precast or tilt-up panels in advance of grouting.
Work on the project is scheduled to occur nightly, from 7:00pm until 8:00am, depending on the location.
Motorists can expect 20 to 30 minute delays in some locations and are encouraged to take alternate routes when possible.
Work is scheduled to occur as listed but could change based on weather conditions or the availability of equipment and materials.
Work will occur at the following locations:
• The left and middle lanes on northbound and southbound SR-99 from the Merced/Stanislaus County line to Taylor Road will close beginning Monday, April 30, 2012, through Friday, May 4, 2012, from 7:00pm until 8:00am.
• The left and middle lanes on northbound SR-99 from Pelandale Avenue to the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line will close beginning Monday, April 30, 2012, through Friday, May 4, 2012, from 7:00pm until 5:30am.
• The left and middle lanes on southbound SR-99 from Pelandale Avenue to the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line will close beginning Monday, April 30, 2012, through Friday, May 4, 2012, from 8:00pm until 6:00am.