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Blasting Means Delays And Detours For Motorist

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Sonora, CA – Caltrans will close highway 108 from Hess Avenue to Cavalieri Road for blasting on Thursday, July 5, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. They say motorists may face up to 30 to 60 minute delays on the bypass so you may want to go a different route like Mono Way.

This work is part of the $53 million Highway 108 East Sonora Bypass Phase II Project which began in April of 2012. The project received nearly $15 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond.

Phase II is the building of a two-lane expressway on a new stretch from Peaceful Oak Road to Via Este Road. The new roadway will contain fewer curves, making the highway safer for more than 20,000 motorists who travel the existing highway daily.

Other improvements include a partial interchange at Peaceful Oak Road; a grade separation at Mono Way and a temporary intersection connecting Mono Way to the new expressway. Also, there will be a frontage road connecting Highway 108 with Seaborn Road and Waif Road.

Phase I of the East Sonora Bypass from the Sanguinetti Overhead to just west of Peaceful Oak Road was completed in 2002.

Click here to view a map of the blasting area.