JUNE 24, 2009 - AROMAS - The state transportation department announced last week it will be closing
the southbound Hwy. 101 left-turn lane just after San Juan Road near the
Red Barn by Monday, according to a press release.
The closure means drivers no longer can turn left at that point - typically
to stop at the Red Barn or go northbound on Hwy. 101 - and are encouraged
to turn around at the Highways 101-156 interchange. The press statement
also notes that motorists also will be prohibited from making U-turns
on southbound Hwy. 101 between San Juan Road and San Miguel Canyon Road.
Caltrans pointed out that the closure is intended to reduce the number
of collisions along the busy corridor in northern Monterey County.
For the project, crews will restripe that section of Hwy. 101 and raise
the curb to eliminate the southbound left-turn lane. Traffic signs prohibiting
U-turns will be installed, and the work will be done in conjunction with
a current paving job on Hwy. 101 at the San Juan Road intersection, according
to the press release.
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