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More long delays ahead for 101 in Paso Robles, Templeton

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Drivers hitting Highway 101 in Paso Robles and Templeton will see another three days of bad traffic.

Caltrans is closing one lane each way on 101 to repave some bridge approaches. The work will take place on 101 at the Highway 46 West and Las Tablas overpasses.

John Roundy was traveling to Whittier on Monday. He expected to be a lot closer to his destination when we caught up with him Monday afternoon.

"We're trying to catch the 46 to head home and it was really traffic-y and we were stuck there for about an hour and a half," said Roundy.

Shane Vandahlen was late to work, sitting in the same traffic jam.

"I've tried to go home on my lunch break and come back and I've gotten in a lot of trouble for it," said Vandahlen.

If you'll be traveling during the day on Highway 101 in the area of 46 West in Paso Robles on Tuesday or near Las Tablas Road in Templeton on Wednesday or Thursday, you can expect a lot of brake lights. Caltrans will close one northbound lane and one southbound lane simultaneously on Highway 101 in those areas from roughly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Mid-day to 5 o'clock rush hour time it's pretty dead stopped - probably like a good hour or more (delay)," Vandahlen said.

"The traffic was horrendous. It was really bad," Roundy said. "And I was wondering, 'Why are they doing that on a Monday during work hours?'"

People sounded off on our KSBY Facebook page as well:

"Why wait for summer? And why do it during the day? Ridiculous," wrote Amber Escarzega.

"I know it costs the county more to do road work at night but seriously... its better for the workers and the people on the road," wrote Christina Beyler.

KSBY News brought the viewers' questions straight to Susana Cruz, a Caltrans spokesperson. She said the plant providing the resurfacing material only works daytime hours.

"Our Maintenance Dept. explained that for the tonnage they are placing, the asphalt concrete plants will not open up for them at night," said Cruz.

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