Hwy 101 pothole repairs will slow traffic through San Miguel this week

Posted at 3:24 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 18:24:23-04

Road construction crews will be working to repair potholes along Highway 101 in northern San Luis Obispo County starting Wednesday.

The project is part of the larger project to improve eight miles of the highway between San Miguel and Camp Roberts.

During the pothole work, drivers headed southbound will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near the San Marcos Rd. intersection from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on both Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12.

Drivers headed northbound will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near San Marcos Rd. on Thursday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Drivers should expect up to a 30-minute delay.

The northbound Highway 101 left turn lane at San Marcos Rd. will also be closed while the work is underway. Drivers can use Wellsona Rd. as a detour.

According to Caltrans, the overall project includes a realignment of Highway 101 to accommodate a new southbound on-ramp at South Mission St., paving of the highway and nearby ramps, and lowering the profile of the highway at Camp Roberts to achieve a minimum bridge clearance height. Drainage systems, guardrails and lighting will also be improved.

The project is expected to be complete in mid-2019.