Road study delay

The North County Corridor's draft environmental study was not released Tuesday as scheduled and will be delayed a few days.

Lawyers with the California Department of Transportation have not finished their review, said Matt Machado, Stanislaus County's director of public works.

The department leads a partnership between the county, Modesto, Riverbank and Oakdale for the proposed 26-mile expressway linking Highway 99 at Salida to Highway 108 east of Oakdale.

The delay will not affect town hall meetings Oct. 13 in Oakdale and Oct. 22 in Riverbank, Machado said.