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Caltrans announces March closures in Merced County

Caltrans announced several closures or partial closures in the county.

The left and right lanes on eastbound Highway 152 will be closed alternately from 8:30 to 5 p.m., March 10-12 from the junction of SR-33/Gonzaga Road to Badger Flat Road. Crews will be striping the roadway, and motorists can expect 5-minute delays.

The agency said it would also close the left and right lanes on northbound and southbound Highway 99 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-12. The alternating closures will be from the Merced/Stanislaus County line to the Merced/Madera County line.

Again, crews will be striping the roadway, and motorists should expect 5-minute delays.

The John “Chuck” Erreca State Rest Area on I-5 in the county will also be closed March 2-23 from both northbound and southbound lanes. Crews will be replacing the water filtration system tanks at the water treatment plant on the northbound side of the rest area.

All the work is subject to change, based on weather conditions. Motorists should take alternate routes when possible.