San Andreas, CA – This week Caltrans plans will wreak travel delays up to 15 minutes across multiple cone zones planned along Mother Lode roads.
The longest wait looks to be related to Highway 4 paving every weekday, which will cause traffic stack-ups and 15-minute waits between the Stanislaus/Calaveras County line and Highway 49 Angels Camp from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Also on Highway 4, look for ten-minute delays in three spots: during daily pavement work between Dorrington Station and Cabbage Patch Log Road from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.; as striping operations roll out under a moving closure Monday through Wednesday between Main Street in Douglas Flat and the Calaveras/Alpine County line from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and on Monday between McKenzie Avenue and Cedar Lane/Meadow View Road while a utility crew works there from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Daily utility repairs on Highway 4 between Lakemont Drive and Henry Street/Lilac Street should only cause brief traffic hiccups from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
On Highway 26 in Valley Springs ten-minute setbacks are probable as crews continue attending to utility chores between Vista Del Lago and St. Andrews Road every weekday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Expect momentary delays for the same reason between Nove Way and Highway 12.
Daily through Friday along Highway 49 in San Andreas from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Caltrans has slated roadwork between Mountain Ranch Road and Main Street as well as to Pool Station Road that may set motorists back a few minutes at a time.
Tuolumne County Traffic Delays
On Highway 49 in Tuolumne County cone zones set for several locations may create five-minute stints of engine-idling. Look for it Tuesday and Wednesday from the Sonora Creek bridge to Green Street pavement work will be in place from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Also during drainage work underway all week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday the work will concentrate between the Tuolumne/Calaveras County line and Reynolds Ferry Road; Tuesday, between Wilcox Ranch and Reynolds Ferry Roads; Wednesday, Sapphire Ridge and Rawhide roads; Thursday, Fraguero and Von Kleiben roads; Friday, between Springfield and Von Kleiben roads.
In Jamestown along Highway 49/108 at Rawhide Road more utility work is anticipated Monday through Wednesday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Additionally, traffic signal work Wednesday at Rawhide Road/Humbug St. from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Both may briefly impact through-travel.
Let us talk about Highway 108 now. Ten-minute delays this week are likely Sunday through Saturday between Lyons Dam Road and Strawberry East from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. while a tree crew focuses along that stretch. Expect similarly timed traffic interruptions during paving operations Monday through Thursday between Stoddard Springs Road and Donnell Rest Area from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Friday until 3 p.m.
Five-minute delays along Highway 108 will also be probable in several spots. Anticipate short waits between Long Barn and Stoddard Springs Road daily during paving from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. except Friday, when the cone zone will be lifted at 3 p.m. Same deal daily during drainage cleaning between Georges Drive and Camp Blue Road from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday will create brief traffic hiccups during striping, underway with a moving closure in play between Highway 49 and the Sonora Pass from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Momentary delays should also be expected Wednesday while traffic signal work is in progress at Lime Kiln Road from 7 until 11 a.m.
Highway 120 tree work is still impacting traffic daily, weekends included, from Old Priest Grade to the west boundary Yosemite National Park entrance from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., bringing ten-minute delays. Caltrans is also giving plenty of forewarning about an overnight closure, beginning Sunday, Oct. 2, of the Highway 120 James E. Roberts Memorial Bridge near Don Pedro. Sunday through Thursday nights the bridge will not be accessible to motorists from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. from Oct. 2 through next February as crews work to complete the second phase of renovations, which includes replacing the bridge deck. Currently motorists continue to experience round-the-clock ten-minute delays there.
Safe travels to you!