Slight detour on Hwy 99 between Westside Blvd. and Hunter Road begins Aug. 16

Caltrans said that starting Aug. 16, northbound traffic on Highway 99 will be redirected onto new pavement between Westside Bouldevard and Hunter Road for the next eight months or so while crews rebuild the northbound lanes.

The original date for the changeover was Aug. 3, but “unforeseen circumstances” required pushing back the date, the agency said in a news release.

There will be two standard 12-foot lanes with no shoulder and a slight change of elevation as motorists enter the detour area.