Widening project continues on Highway 46 through Shandon

Posted at 10:48 AM, Jun 03, 2018

Construction crews will continue work this week on widening a stretch of Highway 46 East from McMillan Canyon Road to Lucy Brown Road through Shandon, which is east of Paso Robles.

Much of the new traffic lanes are already complete.

Work will be focused on a concrete pour for the new Cholame Creek Bridge, west of the Shandon Roadside Rest Area, according to the California Department of Transportation. The new bridge will connect to the newly widened lanes.

The $47 million project, which is slated for completion by the end of 2018, is being contracted by Brosamer & Wall of Walnut Creek, CA.

The widening of Highway 46 East comes after three completed phases from Paso Robles to the Highway 46/41 intersection. The $38 million widening project on Highway 46 from Almond Drive to McMillan Canyon Road was completed in 2016.

The widening of Highway 46 from Geneseo Road to east of Almond Drive wrapped up in 2014. The widening of  Highway 46 from Airport Road to Geneseo Road was completed in 2010.

Motorists are reminded to slow down when driving through highway construction zones.