Delays expected

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

With warmer weather returning, Cal Trans planned to resume work on Highway 371 beginning last Saturday. Cal Trans crews don’t work on Sundays.

Work will continue from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, May 25, and return again from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2.

Cal Trans will not 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 Highway 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.