SOLEDAD — Travelers on Highway 146 east of Soledad will experience traffic control and full closures of the roadway next week as a paving rehabilitation project continues to move forward.
Highway 146 is the main road leading from Soledad to the western entrance of Pinnacles National Park.
On Monday, July 25, Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, travelers will encounter a full closure of Highway 146 from the intersection of Highway 146 and Ramus Road, east to the entrance of Pinnacles National Park. The hours of the full closure will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Emergency vehicles and National Park staff will be permitted to pass through during these three days of full closures.
On Monday, July 25, Tuesday, July 26, Wednesday, July 27, and Friday, July 29, travelers will encounter one-way traffic control on Highway 146 from the eastern edge of Soledad at Rubion Drive and continuing east to Ramus Road. The hours of the one-way traffic control will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Travelers can expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Message and directional signs will be in place to alert motorists.
“This paving project is part of necessary rehabilitation of the roadway, which will enhance the safety of all travelers,” according to Caltrans in a news release.