Caltrans announced that repairs to 4.5 miles of Highway 101 in San Benito County would start July 22, earlier than anticipated.
According to an announcement from Caltrans:
Caltrans will repair 4.5 lane miles of U.S. Highway 101 at two interchanges due to the funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“US-101 is a major artery for commuters and tourists who travel through these busy interchanges,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “This improvement project was made possible by SB 1, and we are moving at full steam ahead to make these aging roads smoother and safer for motorists.”
An average of 60,000 vehicles per day use the corridor to reach their destination, which includes approximately 8,000 truckers transporting freight through the area.
“It’s important that we maintain the infrastructure in this region to prevent more costly repairs in the future,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins. “A lot of people rely on US-101 in San Benito County as an agricultural and tourism route.”
The contractor for this $1.4 million project is Telfer Pavement Technologies of Sacramento, California. Starting July 22, motorists should expect full ramp closures overnight at the State Route 129 and Betabel Road interchanges on an alternating basis from Sunday night through Friday morning from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Detour signs and electronic message boards will be posted to alert motorists of 10 to 15-minute delays. This project is scheduled for completion in late October 2018. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and Be Work Zone Alert.
Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.