CalTrans: Expect traffic delays on Highway 99

Merced residents can expect some road closures and traffic delays next week because of construction on Highway 99.

The southbound 16th street off-ramp of Highway 99 will be closed Nov. 8 through Nov. 13 for construction between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. because Caltrans workers will be constructing a bridge in the area. Drivers should expect 15-minute delays. On Monday, Nov. 8, Caltrans will close the southbound Buhach Road on-ramp on Highway 99 as Caltrans workers repair a guard rail in the area. Construction will take place between 9 a.m. and noon. There could be 10-minute delays.Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible. Weather conditions can affect the scheduled work times.