Nighttime Hwy 9 road construction project begins this weekend, includes grinding and paving

Loud noise will be coming from the area of Highway 9 at Twin Bridges in Felton starting Sunday night.


This, as a Caltrans contractor begins a week-long project to grind and pave the segment of highway that’s less than one mile long and riddled with bumps on the four approaches to the bridges.


Flaggers with John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo will be on duty directing one way traffic controls between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. beginning Sunday night on a project that had been put off since last winter.


Work is being done at night to limit the impact on traffic. Also, nighttime temperatures of above 50 degrees will aid in a successful overlay, according to Caltrans.


During the first three to four nights of work, crews will grind the pavement down about nine inches in preparation for paving that will occur the following two to three nights.


Delays of 30-45 minutes are expected. Caltrans urges motorists to use alternative routes.


The construction company will be paid $834,000 for the project.


For information about this and other Caltrans projects, call the District 5 office at 423-0396 or visit

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