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Tuolumne County – Travelers will face delays on three stretches of Highway 108 including 6 miles along the Sonora Bypass beginning this weekend.

Caltrans advises that crews will install centerline striping and shoulder rumble strips along a total of 27 miles on Highway 108 in Tuolumne County. The rumble strips are ground into the pavement to alert the driver if they have drifted into oncoming traffic or the road’s shoulder. When a vehicle goes over the strip it vibrates and makes noise. The work area spans from Sonora up to Strawberry and will begin on Sunday, April 14th.

Caltrans provided these three locations along Highway 108 below:

  • From the SR-49/SR-108 junction (Stockton Street intersection) to Draper Mine Road, about 6 miles;
  • A half-mile west of Twain Harte Drive and Tuolumne Road North intersection to Stoddard Springs, about 12 miles;
  • From Bald Mountain Heliport Road to a half-mile west of Herring Creek Lane in the Strawberry area, about 9 miles;

Overnight work will run Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts in Sonora. Daytime hours will be in place for the Twain Harte to Strawberry section with the hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, with Friday’s shift ending at 3 p.m. Caltrans officials share that should clear the highway for weekend visitors and tourists to the region.

Motorists can expect delays of ten minutes as one-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect in the cone zones. The project is slated to be completed sometime this summer.

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