Caltrans work around Merced affects Highways 140, 99

The California Department of Transportation closed Highway 140 near 16th Street to G Street under Highway 99 for bridge work on Sunday.

That section of road will remain closed through Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Crews also will perform various road construction and bridge activities on Highway 99 from Highway 140 (near 16th Street) to Main Street. Work will occur as follows:

• The southbound on-ramp from G Street to Highway 99 is closed and scheduled to reopen in May.

• The northbound on-ramp from Highway 99 from 15th Street to Highway 99 near Main Street is closed and scheduled to reopen in May.

Motorists should expect 15-minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

Construction is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and construction-related issues.