Up to 30-minutes delays expected

This week, Cal Trans had suspended work on Highway 371 because of the cold weather. The temperatures were too low for paving.

With warmer weather returning, Cal Trans plans to resume work on Hwy. 371 beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, May 20 until 3 p.m. Cal Trans crews don’t work on Sundays.

Work will continue Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25 and return again from Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2.

Cal Trans will conduct no work Friday, May 26 nor Monday and Tuesday, May 29 and 30.

During the work periods, traffic will be one-way with a pilot car between the Howard Road intersection to 0.4 miles west of Barbara Trail.

Motorists are advised that delays of 30 minutes are expected during the traffic control. The delays can be lengthy because the “queue” for each direction on hold is cleared to prevent further delays due to longer traffic queues.

This Cal Trans project provides preventative maintenance for Hwy. 371 and began in mid-April. The $1.9-million project is applying an overlay treatment to help extend the life of the roadway and was awarded to Calmex Engineering of Riverside.