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One-way traffic on Highway 41 next week

Starting Sunday night, with weather permitting, Highway 41 will undergo overnight one-lane traffic controls as construction begins on passing lanes north of Road 208, Caltrans officials said.

The lane closures will begin at 9 p.m., instated on Highway 41 about 0.3 miles north of Road 208 with one-way traffic controls up to 6 a.m. each weekday.

These closures, along the 1.7-mile length of the lanes, are expected to last for approximately five months, officials said.

Crews from Teichert Construction, which won the project bid last July over three competitors, will conduct the controls along with the use of pilot cars.

Delays can last for up to 15 minutes, officials said. Commuters are encouraged to avoid the area during work hours, and use alternate routes if possible.

Drivers are asked to maintain caution through construction areas and “slow for the cone zone.”

The project was delayed for weeks as a threatened Tiger Salamander species had to be relocated. Click here for that story, along with other details about the passing lanes: http://www.sierrastar.com/2016/03/23/77752/salamander-relocation-clears-progress.html

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