DeSilva-Gates Begins Work on Highway 99 Pavement Project

Wed June 11, 2008 - West Edition

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that DeSilva-Gates, a contractor for Caltrans, began grinding the existing pavement, laying and compacting new asphalt April 21.

The pavement construction is scheduled to last approximately 21 days (paving is dependent on temperature) and is part of a $14.7 million operation improvement project on Highway 99.

This construction will complete the improvements and replace damaged asphalt along Highway 99 between Lincoln Road and Highway 20.

The contractor is expected to start on the south end of the project at Lincoln Road and work north to Highway 20 in segments.

In order to limit the night work, grinding of the existing pavement will occur during the evening hours with the asphalt paving and compaction occurring during the day.

The construction work will require closing one or more traffic lanes throughout the area under construction.