Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ortega Highway Construction

Just wanted to let everyone know that there might be delays on Ortega Highway for those looking to go hiking in that area during the next 4 weeks. Caltrans is going to be repairing embankment damage that was caused by some of our recent storms. Beginning on Wednesday night, the highway will be closed from 8:30pm to 4:30am to both eastbound and westbound traffic from the Candy Store to Nichols Institute Road.

During the day there will be continuous two-way traffic with a flagging control operating from 4:30am to 8:30pm. Caltrans officials are advising those using the Ortega to expect a 10 - 15 minute delay. The construction will last approximately 4 weeks.  The picture above is from Sitton Peak in 2008 which features a view at past construction operations.

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