Housing / Land Use

Hwy. 156 resurfacing will close one lane near San Juan for two weeks

Lane closures will close one lane in both direction for a couple of weeks, leading to delays of up to 15 minutes

A project to resurface and improve guardrail on State Route 156 will result in a 24/7 closure of the No. 2 (right) lane in each direction from U.S. Highway 101 to the Alameda, beginning Monday, July 31. This lane closure is expected to last for the next two weeks.

In addition, the No. 1 (left) lane in each direction on State Route 156 from U.S. Highway 101 to the Alameda will be closed 24/7 for a two week period beginning Monday, Aug. 14. This lane closure is contingent upon completion of work on the No. 2 lanes.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures on State Route 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 CHP will be present to assist with traffic control.

The contractor for this $5 million project is Graniterock Company of Watsonville. This project is expected to be complete by this November.

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

For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit its website at: 

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