Highway 46 East striping improvement project begins next week


COUNTY — A project to replace the roadway striping and pavement markers began on Highway 46 East on Sunday, June 2.

Motorists will encounter lane closures in each direction of Highway 46 East from west of Lucy Brown Road to the Kern County Line Sunday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Motorists can expect minimal delays during this roadwork.

These improvements will also take place on Highways 46, 41 and 166 East in San Luis Obispo County and Highways 154 and 166 in Santa Barbara County.  Details on construction at these locations will be announced when the dates and times are certain.

The contractor for this $4 million project is the Crisp Company of Bloomington. This project is expected to be completed in August.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upslo.htm.

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