An ongoing project to resurface part of Highway 101 on the Cuesta Grade has been further delayed by the Cuesta Fire.
The project started Aug. 9 to resurface the highway in both directions from Reservoir Canyon Road to north of Cuesta Peak.
Construction is now expected to resume Aug. 30, depending on the status of the fire, the need to ensure public safety and to maintain access for emergency responders, according to a news release from Caltrans.
When roadwork resumes, motorists can expect daytime and overnight work on both directions of the Cuesta Grade starting in the evening of Aug. 30 and running into September. Work will not take place on weekends.
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One lane will remain open to traffic in both directions along the two-lane segment of the highway while two lanes will remain open along the three-lane segment of the highway, according to Caltrans.
The project is expected to be completed next month.
For traffic updates on other highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 549-3318 or go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm.