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Highway 101 lane closures on Cuesta Grade begin next week

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 21:49:52-05

Southbound Highway 101 lane closures along Cuesta Grade begin next week.

The No. 2 (middle) and No. 3 (right) lanes of southbound 101 will be closed from the top of Cuesta Grade to south of Old Stagecoach Road beginning Wednesday, January 23 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, January 24 at 5 a.m.

Caltrans will be making pavement and drainage improvements to the highway due to a sinkhole developing.

This roadwork will also include the removal and replacement of a failed drainage culvert beneath those lanes.

This emergency project will cost San Luis Obispo County around $40,000, while also ensuring a safe highway for thousands of motorists who use the Cuesta Grade.

Motorists should expect slowing in this construction zone and anticipate delays not to exceed 15 minutes.