Monte Vista Avenue August Road Closure Delayed

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The railroad tracks at Monte Vista were scheduled to be closed from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10 but Union Pacific Railroad has pushed the days back.

The road is now scheduled to take place Monday, Aug. 22 to Wednesday, Aug. 24 and will be in effect at all hours.

The closure comes as a result of UPR replacing their tracks and concrete panels within the crossing, and the City of Turlock will also be doing some minor paving to smooth out the driving surface from UPR’s newly installed concrete panels to the grade of the road.

Monte Vista Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare to one of Turlock’s most trafficked commercial shopping areas, Monte Vista Crossings.

Stanislaus State students and staff also use Monte Vista Avenue as their travel route and the university has posted reminders on their website and social media.

Signs will be posted around the area of closure to notify the public of the closure and available detours. The City is asking drivers to take alternative routes if possible during the closure and prepare for delays.

Drivers are advised to use either the Taylor Road or Fulkerth Road exits off Highway 99, otherwise they will need to detour around the construction area.

The closure will be at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue.

The City of Turlock is asking drivers to be patient as there will be some traffic delays in the area for the three-day period.

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