Two construction projects happening simultaneously along Highway 99 are making progress and continue to be on schedule, according to a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation.
The Arboleda Drive and Plainsburg Road projects will upgrade the highway from roughly Chowchilla to Merced. Each project will ease congestion, improve mobility, decrease travel times for all motorists, reduce maintenance costs and enhance traffic safety, according to Caltrans spokeswoman Angela DaPrato.
Motorists may experience 10-minute delays this week as crews working on the Arboleda Drive project site, between Le Grand and Merced, will close the left lane, right shoulder, left shoulder and acceleration lane on northbound Highway 99.
That stretch of highway from Buchanan Hollow Road to Owens Creek Bridge needs to be striped, she said. The work will go on from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. all week; it began Monday and continues through Friday.
The project is aided by the 2006 voter‐approved transportation bond, which provided $91.7 million.