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New tracks prompt temporary closure to Monte Vista Avenue
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Monte Vista Avenue will be closed for three days while Union Pacific railroad replaces the tracks and the City does some new paving. The closure will start Aug. 8. - photo by Image Contributed

A new path is going to be needed for those individuals who travel in and out of Turlock via Monte Vista Avenue as the city prepares for a street closure.

Monte Vista Avenue will be closed in part for three days as Union Pacific Railroad upgrades the railroad tracks that cross the avenue near the intersection of Golden State Boulevard.

Monte Vista Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Countryside Drive and Golden State Boulevard starting Aug. 8 and ending Aug. 10.

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.