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Highway 101 rehabilitation project traffic switch near King City re-scheduled due to storms 

–A project to rehabilitate 10.5 miles of US Highway 101, install concrete median barrier and widen the Salinas River Bridge from just south of Wild Horse Road to Teague Avenue in King City will continue with a traffic switch in each direction next week in the following locations. The closures announced for this week have been canceled.

Motorists traveling in the No. 2 (right) lane of northbound US 101 between Wild Horse Road and First Street will be transitioned onto the newly reconstructed northbound No. 1 (left) lane on Thursday, March 26. The work to construct this transition will take place from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Motorists traveling in the No. 2 (right) lane of southbound US 101 between Wild Horse Road and First Street will be transitioned onto the newly reconstructed southbound No. 1 (left) lane on Friday, March 27. The work to construct this transition is scheduled from 5 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This new traffic configuration will be in effect for several months while construction proceeds on the No. 2 (right) lanes and ramps behind a protective barrier. All work is subject to cancellation due to rainy weather.

Electronic message signs will be posted to inform the public about this roadwork. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

The contractor for this $78 million construction project is OHL, USA of Irvine, CA. This project is expected to be complete in 2021.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll-free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.