CalTrans announces construction work on Merced County highways

Highway construction will result in periodic delays on Merced-area roadways this week, CalTrans said.

Work is scheduled from Sunday through Wednesday on the right lane of southbound Highway 99 from Hammatt Avenue to Winton Parkway. Drivers should expect 15 minute delays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

CalTrans will also perform one-way traffic control near Los Banos on Highway 165 between Interstate 5 and Henry Miller Avenue, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Delays could last up to 20 minutes.

Near Gustine, one-way traffic controls will be placed on Highway 33 from Plaza Road to the Highway 140/Sullivan Road junction to allow for paving work. Drivers should expect 15 minute delays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Southbound on-ramp to Highway 99 at 16th Street in Merced will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday as CalTrans crews repave the roadway.