Nighttime driving is expected to slow for the next year along Interstate 5 on Stanislaus County’s West Side.
The state will repave 40 miles of the freeway and its ramps, from just south of Interstate 205 near Tracy to Stanislaus’ border with Merced near Gustine. The $51 million project could affect traffic in and out of Patterson, Newman, Crows Landing and Westley and should wrap up in March 2016.
Crews will work mostly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., avoiding weekends and holidays to limit travel disruption, a notice from the California Department of Transportation says. At least one lane will remain open in each direction, and no two consecutive ramps would close at the same time.
Savings in the State Highway Operation and Protection Program will pay for the project.
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For more information, go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist10/environmental/projects/I5Repaving.