If you drive over the Pacheco Pass into Merced County, you’ll want to be aware of upcoming ramp closures starting Sunday and lasting through next Friday.
According to an announcement from Caltrans:
Caltrans will perform ramp closures on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from State Route 152 (SR-152) to SR-140 in Merced County.
This work is part of a project funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This project will rehabilitate 18 bridge locations on I-5 and State Route 152 (SR-152) in Merced County.
• Full closure of the connector ramp from northbound I-5 to eastbound SR-152 for bridge work beginning Sunday, September 30, 2018, through Friday, October 5, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
• Full off-ramp closure from northbound I-5 to eastbound SR-140 beginning Sunday, September 30, 2018, through Friday, October 5, 2018, from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Motorists can expect 15-minute delays, and alternate routes should be taken whenever possible. Work began the week of July 1, and crews will also work on SR-152 at the San Luis Dam Forebay and California Aqueduct bridges as part of this project.
There are no current plans for full highway closures on I-5 or SR-152. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and Be Work Zone Alert.
The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.