District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIVE OAK – Caltrans is reminding trucking companies about temporary restrictions for hauling oversize wide loads on State Highway 99 through Live Oak.
The Caltrans Transportation Permit Office in Sacramento has set a maximum width of 10 feet for oversize loads such as mobile homes and heavy equipment on SR-99 between Bishop Avenue and Nevada Street North. Violators are subject to a traffic citation and fine.
The restrictions are in place as crews prepare to start major highway construction work on Highway 99/Live Oak Boulevard on May 1.
During the roadwork, motorists will encounter temporary concrete barriers, or K-rail, placed on both sides of the highway in the work zone. The traffic lanes also will be narrower – from the usual 12 feet wide to 11 feet wide.
At the same time, traffic will be temporarily shifted to the west side of the existing roadway between Archer Avenue and Pennington Road from May 1 to July 30. Traffic also will be temporarily shifted to the west side of the existing roadway starting at Myrtle Street and continuing past Ramsdell Drive from May 1 to June 1. This will allow crews to repair and rehabilitate the existing highway.
Access for residents and businesses will be provided through the construction area. Directional signs will be located along the highway to the temporary business entrances.
Caltrans and the City of Live Oak are in the second year of construction of a two-year $36 million pavement, safety and streetscape project to replace the old pavement, flatten the roadway, construct new sidewalks, curbs and gutters, upgrade drainage systems, and improve traffic, bicycle and pedestrian signals between Pennington Road and Elm Street. The project also will install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Live Oak Boulevard and Kola Street and widen the highway from two lanes to four lanes with either a median two-way left turn lane or room for left-turn pockets at intersections.
Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on its project website LiveOak99, on Facebook: (@LiveOak99) and on Twitter: (Live_Oak_99).
Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.