The scheduled closure of a portion of Monte Vista Avenue for railroad track replacement has been delayed by a couple of weeks by Union Pacific Railroad.
The closure of Monte Vista Avenue between Golden State Boulevard and Countryside Drive will now begin Aug. 22 and is expected to be completed Aug. 24. The work was originally slated to start Monday and be finished by Wednesday.
During the closure Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing their tracks and concrete panels within the crossing and the City will be paving back to the newly installed concrete panels.
“The City of Turlock will be working cooperatively with the railroad to provide notification, detour signs as well as to do some minor paving to provide a smooth driving surface from the concrete panels to the grade of the road,” said City of Turlock Engineer Nathan Bray in a press release. “The railroad anticipates changing the elevation of the track crossing by a couple of inches. In order for UPR to complete their work, the crossing needs to be completely closed to all forms of traffic. “
Detour signs will direct people to Countryside Drive or Golden State Boulevard and then onto W. Tuolumne Road. The City of Turlock stated access to businesses would be maintained.
Motorists are advised to use either the Taylor Road or Fulkerth Road exits off Highway 99 or be prepared to detour around the construction area using Countryside Drive. The City of Turlock is asking drivers to be patient as there will be some delays for the three day period in traveling through the area.