Sonora, CA – Caltrans crews were supposed to be done paving near the construction site of the Highway 108 bypass extension before the afternoon commute, but they are still hard at work at this hour. That is resulting in nearly 30 minute delays for motorists. Flaggers are directing one-way traffic control on the highway from Standard Road/Mono Way to Draper Mine Road. That was supposed to end at 3 pm today.
Caltrans Spokesperson Chantel Miller says, “They are finishing the last of the paving and final striping in that area that they need to do for the project. They anticipate being done by 7 pm tonight.”
Miller says they apologize for the lack of notice to the public, but the paving took longer than crews thought it would. Motorists you may want to take an alternative route like Tuolumne Road, Soulsbyville Road or Phoenix Lake Road.
The construction is part of the $52.9 million Highway 108 East Sonora Bypass Stage II Project that began on April 19, 2012.
Click here for a map of the roadwork area.