Caltrans begins roadwork east of Gilroy

Road work

A California Department of Transportation project to upgrade a section of State Route 152 seven miles east of Gilroy is expected to cause delays to local motorists during the evenings and weekends. Work has started and will continue until March 2014.

Caltrans is repairing a 0.3 mile stretch of SR-152 heading east from Old Lake Road (Segment 1), and a one-mile strip of SR-152 that runs from 0.4 miles west of to 0.6 miles east of Lovers Lane (Segment 2), according to Caltrans spokesman Bernard Walik. Both segments are getting a new “hot mix asphalt” overlay and median rumble strip. In addition, Segment 2 will be widened to allow for a left turn pocket into Lovers Lane from SR-152. Caltrans will construct wider shoulders, new retaining walls and straighten out some of the sharper turns on Segment 2, Walik explained.

Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, behind K-rails (molded concrete or plastic barriers) with little impact on traffic, Walik said.

Drivers are warned, however, that there will be intermittent lane closures requiring one-way traffic control during evening and nighttime hours from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. There may also be weekend work.

Caltrans reminds drivers to slow down for the Cone Zone and to drive safely.