2012-09-06 / Front Page

Roadwork slows Highway 140 traffic weekdays through Oct. 19

A $4.1 million Caltrans repaving project is slowing traffic on Highway 140 as work crews operate one-lane traffic control from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. most weekdays through Oct. 19.

Traffic delays would last about 10 minutes for motorists passing each way, Caltrans spokesperson Angela DaPrato said.

The maintenance work started on Monday, "two days early," according to DaPrato. Crews with contractor Teichert opted to start work as soon as possible to ensure the project meets its completion deadline, DaPrato said.

The project's first goal is to grind and repave an approximately 12-mile highway segment between the county line and Cathey's Valley. 

A second phase of work will repave five miles of highway between Colorado Road and East Whitlock Road in Midpines, spokesperson DaPrato said.

Read the Thursday, Sept. 13 MARIPOSA GAZETTE for more on the continuing project.

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"The maintenance work started

"The maintenance work started on Monday, 'two days early.'" It sure did. At 7:30 this morning, my driveway was completely blocked by trucks, and there was no notice or public announcement about this. It would have been nice to know that I needed to either leave early (by 6:30 a.m. to avoid the trucks), or to notify my work that I would be late.

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