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Emergency tree removal, guardrail work planned for Hwy. 101 in San Benito County

One northbound lane will be closed for three days this week


The No. 2 (right lane) of northbound U.S. Highway 101 will be closed at Rocks Road on Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for emergency tree removal and guardrail repair.

The removal of eucalyptus trees in this corridor "will ensure the safety of all travelers," Caltrans said in a press release. This roadwork is being performed in response to damage caused by winter storms.

Electronic signs will be posted alerting motorists of the closure and the CHP will assist with traffic control. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 30 minutes. This roadwork is being done by the Salinas Area Tree Crew.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in San Benito and Monterey counties, residents can call the District 5 toll-free number at 831-372-0862 or can visit its website at:


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