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Part Of La Grange Road Closed For Possible Bridge Failure

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Sonora, CA — Those who travel J-59 may need to consider an alternate route for now.

The CHP Merced Unit confirms that a section of the route, also known as La Grange Road, is under a hard closure between Fields Road and Highway 132 north of Snelling due to a possible bridge failure at Dry Creek.

Merced County officials say the crews closed a ten-mile stretch around 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon after seeing minor cracking in the bridge’s asphalt due to substructure dirt erosion. Currently, Public Works employees are evaluating the damage and related issues ahead of making the necessary repairs.

As there is presently no estimated time for the roadway section to reopen, travelers should make plans to workaround the closure. To view photos and a map of the area, click into the image box slideshow.

  • La Grange Road closure warning
  • Merced County Government photo of closed La Grange Road section north of Snelloing Feb 12 2019
  • Map of La Grange Road closure courtesy of Merced CHP

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