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A project to resurface and improve guardrail on State Route 156 continues with a 24/7 closure of the No. 2 (right) lane in each direction from U.S. Highway 101 to The Alameda and is expected to last through the end of this week.

In addition, the No. 1 (left) lane in each direction on 156 from 101 to the Alameda will be closed 24/7 for a two-week period beginning Sunday evening, Aug. 13.  This lane closure is contingent upon completion of work on the No. 2 lanes.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures on 156 in both directions weekdays during the daytime from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and during the overnight hours from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.  Motorists will encounter delays not to exceed 15 minutes. The California Highway Patrol will be present to assist with traffic control.

The contractor for this $5 million project is Graniterock Company of Watsonville. This part of the project is expected to be complete by the end of August with the entire project scheduled to complete this November.

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

For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in San Benito and Monterey counties, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon.