Expect construction delays at Modesto’s Pelandale-Sisk intersection

March 28, 2016

Drivers should expect delays at the busy Pelandale Avenue-Sisk Road intersection in north Modesto this week as part of the city’s $55 million project to build a new Pelandale-Highway 99 interchange.

Cars head east on the Pelandale Avenue overpass at the Sisk Road intersection during roadwork in 2014.The city plans to close Pelandale Avenue and Sisk Road traffic lanes at the intersection starting Monday. The work is scheduled to go through Friday, but the city expects it could wrap up sooner. The lane closures are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The city will close one lane at a time. As part of the interchange project, workers will dig holes in asphalt to verify that underground utility lines are where they are supposed to be and then fill in the holes. Traffic controls will be in place to help motorists.

“We anticipate some delays” for traffic, said Chuck Covolo, the city’s project manager for the interchange.

But he said the impact will be minor compared with when the city closed a section of Salida Boulevard on the west side of the interchange and the Pelandale bridge spanning the highway from March 4-12.

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