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Caltrans, CHP remind drivers to be safe during Mid-State Fair 


–Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) remind motorists to drive safely during the California Mid-State Fair which begins in Paso Robles on Wednesday, July 17 and for the summer driving season by taking the following steps:

  • Abide by the posted speed limit and reduce speed where congestion or hazards may occur. Motorists should maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one ahead of them.
  • Slow down and move over when Caltrans workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are working near the roadway. Travelers are advised to call 911 to report any hazardous conditions or impaired driving.
  • Be aware of electronic message boards and other road signs with information on incidents, changing road conditions, lane closures or detours.
  • Make sure that vehicle brakes, windshield wiper blades and tires are in good condition and inspect your head and tail lights for maximum.
  • Share the road with other users, especially bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Fair traffic will be heavy in late afternoon prior to concerts so allow for extra time on your trip. The Automobile Association of America estimates vehicle travel will increase by 2-percent this summer.


Caltrans and the CHP are prepared to respond to any incidents that may affect the state highway system.

Caltrans will limit roadwork to avoid along US 101 and Highway 46 during the Fair which runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 28. US 101 through San Miguel remains one lane each way until early 2020.

The public may view Caltrans network of roadside traffic cameras at: or the statewide highway network for current conditions at: or the automated California Highway Information Network (CHIN) @ 800-GAS-ROAD. In addition, the CHP has real time traffic incident information at:



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