The California Department of Transportation will hold its second weekend 55-hour full highway closure of SR-12 for Potato Slough Bridge repair is scheduled to begin at 9pm on Friday, July 22 through 4am on Monday, July 25, 2022.
Here is there press release:
SECOND 55-HOUR FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE ON STATE ROUTE 12 – FRIDAY, JULY 22, THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022 – FOR POTATO SLOUGH BRIDGE REPAIRS – DETOUR REQUIRED
EASTBOUND & WESTBOUND STATE ROUTE 12 BETWEEN SR-160 AND INTERSTATE 5
STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing work on a project to replace the bearing pads of the State Route 12 (SR-12) Potato Slough Bridge located near the Tower Park & Terminous communities, west of Interstate 5 (I-5) in San Joaquin County.
This $6.36 million project will require overnight one-way traffic control closures, and two 55-hour full weekend closures of eastbound and westbound SR-12 between SR-160 and I-5 as the Potato Slough Bridge is jacked (raised) for the replacement and testing of new bridge bearing pads.
FULL CLOSURE DETOUR INFORMATION:
During full highway closures, motorists should consider I-5 and I-80 as alternate routes and should allow additional travel time due to the detour. Detour routes are below (an approximate 30-mile, 45-minute detour) and will be posted:
- Traveling Eastbound on SR-12
Take SR-160 north to Walnut Grove Road to I-5• Traveling Westbound on SR-12
Take I-5 north to Walnut Grove Road to SR-160 south
• Access to local residents, businesses and emergency services will be allowed from SR-12 into Tower Park from the east and into B&W Resort Marina (Brannon Island Road) from the west.
• Current truck advisories apply. CA LEGAL trucks with kingpin to rear axle over 30 feet are not recommended on SR-160. Trucks are discouraged from using this detour route and are advised to use I-5 and I-80 as alternate routes.
The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, materials, and/or construction-related issues.
For highway closures and current traffic conditions, visit www.quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Editors Note: the first closure occurred June 24-27.