Users of the highway should expect delays through Friday as work on the widening of State Route 99 goes forward.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the contractor, Security Paving Company, will work on the highway at night, between Avenue 12 and Avenue 17 for the widening project, that will increase the lanes on that stretch of road from four to six.
Work has been scheduled between the hours of 8 p.m., ending on Friday morning.
The following closures will be in effect:
• Southbound State Route 99: Intermittent closures of the on-ramp and off-ramp at Almond Avenue, with intermittent closures of the off-ramp at Avenue 12 later in the week. Traffic on the 99 will be reduced to one lane between Almond Avenue and Avenue 12. In the northbound lanes, the 99 will be reduced to one lane between Avenue 12 and Madera Avenue (State Route 145) for striping operations; and reduced to one lane between the Fresno River and Avenue 17 for grinding operations.
Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur.
Caltrans reminds motorists to drive with extra care and allow additional time while travelling near construction zones. Please be alert for construction personnel and remember to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”