The California Department of Transportation will continue work this week to complete the Highway 371 left-turn lane project located from just west of Bahrman Road to just west of Bailiff Road in Anza.

Caltrans announced that the project scope has been altered to accommodate the extension of a two-way continuous left-turn lane from the center of Anza to the intersection at Bahrman rather than the originally planned left-turn lanes at Bahrman.

Requests from the Anza community at a recent Municipal Advisory Council meeting led Caltrans to change the lane configuration based on the access needs of community and local businesses.

Final work to complete the project continued on Monday, Oct. 3. Lane closures with flagging will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for about another week, weather permitting.

More work will take place throughout the project limits with minimal traffic impacts until completion, which is expected by the end of October. The project was originally scheduled to last until the end of 2016.