Expect flagmen, one-way traffic and delays for six weeks

Construction is going to start Monday on the new truck passing lanes on Highway 119 and that means delays for drivers.

Caltrans and Granite Construction Company will conduct one-way traffic control during the construction.

Beginning Monday, weekly daytime closures will occur between Elk Hills Road and Tupman Road.

Motorists may experience delays of approximately 10 minutes during peak traffic times. State Route 119 will be reduced to one-way traffic control Monday through Friday each week between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The weekly traffic control measures are expected to last for approximately six weeks. Construction crews will be conducting one-way traffic control at this location and during the work hours listed above with the use of a pilot car and flagging personnel through the work zone. Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to construction vehicles and personnel at all times.

This closure may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by uncontrollable events that may occur during construction. Motorists may experience delays and are encouraged to take alternate routes whenever possible.

Caltrans would like to thank commuters for their continued patience throughout this construction project. Please be alert for construction personnel and remember to

“Slow for the Cone Zone.”