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September 27, 2023

Bridge work to cause night delays on 101

Drivers heading south on Highway 101 could experience delays at night due to emergency bridge work in the county.

An emergency project to remove and replace new bridge joint seals on the San Benito River Bridge on southbound US Highway 101 will begin on May 29 with alternating lane closures from 10 pm until 7 am the following morning.

Motorists will also encounter alternating lane closures Monday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 7 am.

Detour signs and electronic message boards will be posted to assist motorists.

Motorists will encounter delays not to exceed 10 minutes.

The contractor for this $1 million project is Golden State Bridge, Inc. from Benicia, CA. This project is expected to be complete this August.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in San Benito County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 website

at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm.