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March 28, 2023

Part of Highway 25 to close two days next week

Caltrans has announced a two-mile section of northbound and southbound Highway 25 will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for portions of those days.

According to a Caltrans announcement Friday:

Caltrans has issued a permit to Union Pacific Railroad to close a two-mile section of both northbound and southbound Highway 25 near the San Benito/Santa Clara County line for two days: Wednesday, March 7 from 5 am to 8 pm and Thursday, March 8 from 7 am to 4 pm, Caltrans officials have announced.

The permit is for extensive railroad repairs that need to be made. Motorists can expect delays of up to 25 minutes—about the length of time getting around the detour.

The detour will be: Hwy. 25 via Shore Rd., to Frazier Lake Rd. to Bloomfield Avenue onto Hwy. 25 again. Also, motorists may use Hwy. 156 in San Juan Bautista or Hwy. 152 in Gilroy to avoid Hwy. 25 completely.

The CHP will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Electronic message signs have been posted alerting motorists of this railroad work, which is being done by a Union Pacific Contractor. Work should be completed on Thursday, March 8 by 4 pm, weather permitting.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in San Benito County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at:



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