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Caltrans work on Highway 99 in Merced to delay some traffic next week

Caltrans said it will close the No. 2 right lane on southbound Highway 99 from Collier Road to El Capitan Way Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 19.

Crews will perform pavement testing there from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Motorists can expect 15-minute delays, and alternate routes should be taken when possible.

The agency also said it will close the 16th Street off-ramp and undercrossing on Highway 99 Monday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 20.

Crews will work on building a bridge from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Motorists can expect 15-minute delays, and alternate routes should be taken when possible.

All work is scheduled to begin as listed, but weather could change the schedule.

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