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Nighttime Closures Planned on Highway 99 at Belle Terrace

Crews will be performing work on the new Belle Terrace Bridge

The contractor for the Belle Terrace Operational Improvements Project plans to install the bottom forms for the new Belle Terrace Bridge during nighttime hours next week. This work will require full freeway closures in the southbound direction of State Route 99 on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night. During the closure, southbound traffic will be detoured onto eastbound State Route 58 then south on Union Avenue to reconnect with State Route 99. The freeway will remain open to northbound traffic.

Northbound State Route 99 will be closed on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Northbound State Route 99 traffic will exit at Ming Avenue and use Wible Road to detour around the work, re-entering the freeway from the Wible Road on-ramp. Motorists who want to travel east on State Route 58 will continue traveling north on Wible Road to Brundage Lane then head east and enter State Route 58 from the H Street on-ramp. The freeway will remain open to southbound traffic.

On Thursday, November 7, the connector ramp from northbound State Route 99 to eastbound State Route 58 is scheduled to be closed during nighttime hours. The closure is needed to complete road work required to switch traffic onto the newly constructed connector bridge on Friday, November 8.

Work may be rescheduled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Please slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving in the vicinity of this work. The Thomas Roads Improvement Program apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause the traveling public.