Information provided by Caltrans.
An upcoming lane closure just outside of Hollister city limits is expected on State Route 156 on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 24.
From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., westbound Highway 156 will have a lane closure at the intersection with Union/Mitchell Road for a grind and pave maintenance operation. Drivers can use Highway 25 and Highway 101 as an alternate route. View a map of where the roadwork is expected.
Roadwork is expected to consist of grinding and paving the right and left side wheel tracks at the intersection in order to replace broken pavement, as well as the traffic light's loop that is not working properly for the timing of the overhead signals, a recent press release said. The Caltrans Hollister Maintenance crew will perform the work.
The intersection will be made a four-way stop while repairs on the asphalt are being made. The roadwork is necessary to ensure the safety of travelers and is expected to complete on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Electronic message boards are expected to be posted in order to alert motorists of the roadwork. Motorists can expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes. California Highway Patrol is expected to assist with traffic control and enforcement.
In the press release, Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in San Benito County, residents can call the District 5 toll-free number at (831) 372-0862 or visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#sbt