Drivers will notice roadwork projects in several parts of San Luis Obispo County this week.
Another phase in a construction project in North County resumed today with a paving operation on southbound Highway 101 from Highway 41 in Atascadero to Highway 58 in Santa Margarita, according to a Caltrans news release.
The work includes intermittent southbound lane closures starting today through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for work that can’t be done at night because of the excessive noise.
Motorists can expect delays of between 20 to 25 minutes, according to Caltrans. The southbound lanes will also be closed intermittently overnight Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The roadwork may be noisy at times; delays are expected to not exceed 10 minutes.
The Atascadero Rehabilitation Project will repave 11 miles of Highway 101 from north of the Cuesta Grade to Traffic Way in Atascadero. The $25.3 million project is expected to be complete in spring 2012; the contractor is Pismo Beach-based Papich Construction.
In addition, a project to add a rumble strip — grooves on the side of the highway, intended to enhance safety — to Highway 101 between San Miguel and Camp Roberts started today.
The slow lane of the highway will be closed in both directions Monday through Thursday from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ramp closures will be in effect Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The area will be open to cyclists; at least one lane will remain open at all times.
Roadwork is taking place on an eight-mile section near San Miguel from the San Marcos Creek Bridge to just south of the East Garrison overcrossing in Monterey County. The $905,000 project is expected to be completed by the end of August; the contractor is Santa Maria-based CalPortland Construction.