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Lane closures on the 99 as Caltrans re-stripes highway for self-driving cars

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Caltrans is announcing on and off-ramp closures and intermittent lane closures on northbound and southbound State Route 99 (SR-99) from the Madera/Merced county line to Harvard Avenue for highway construction.

The size of the stripes is being increased from 4 to 6 inches to improve visibility and to enhance the safety and efficiency of the roadway. These stripes also include new reflective material that will help autonomous vehicles better "see" the roadway. To see SB 1 projects in your area, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov #RebuildingCA

Here is a list of the closures:

Full on and off-ramp closures on northbound SR-99 at the truck inspection station just north of the county line for striping beginning Sunday, August 5, 2018, through Friday, August 10, 2018, from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Full on and off-ramp closures on northbound and southbound SR-99 at Sandy Mush Road and at Le Grand Road for striping beginning Sunday, August 5, 2018, through Friday, August 10, 2018, from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The ramp closures are all part of a project that is re-striping 27 miles of northbound and southbound SR-99 in Merced County. The intermittent lane closures include the #1 (left), #2 (middle) and #3 (right) lanes of the road.

Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.

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