Delays expected on 101 South Pajaro River to San Juan Bautista Exit

Delays are expected for southbound traffic January 23 thru February 2

This announcement was provided by the Department of Transportation


Southbound Highway 101 starting at the Pajara River Bridge to San Juan Bautista will have long delays starting Tuesday Jan. 23. Caltrans will be working on concrete guardrail. 

Crews will make the forms for guardrail and close the number two (right) lane of southbound Hwy. 101 at Pajaro River Bridge, just before the Hwy. 129 exit in San Juan Bautista for three days, starting next Tuesday, Jan. 23, Caltrans officials have announced.


Details are as follows:

· The southbound number two (right) lane will be closed starting Tuesday, Jan. 23.

· This roadwork is scheduled to continue to the following week for the guardrail replacement from Monday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 2, weather permitting.

· Roadwork hours are from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day.

· Motorists can expect delays of up to 25 minutes and are encouraged to take an alternate route.


Electronic message boards will be placed to inform motorists of roadwork. The CHP will assist with traffic control.

The guardrail was recently hit and damaged. Roadwork is expected to be completed by Friday, Feb. 2, weather permitting and is being completed by the Hollister Maintenance and Monterey Guardrail crews.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in San Benito County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at:


BenitoLink Staff