Caltrans District 4
Harry Y. Yahata, District Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2000
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder 408/232-0228
SOUTHBOUND 87 LANE CLOSURES FRIDAY NIGHT;
TRAFFIC SHIFT ON SATURDAY
One alternating lane will be closed on southbound Route 87 at Taylor Street on Friday, August 4 beginning at 11 PM until Saturday at noon in order to prepare for a traffic shift. One lane will always remain. Delays should be minimal, and motorists are advised to slow down through the work area.
Traffic is being shifted about 60 feet to the west in order to drive piles for columns that will support the Taylor Street interchange under construction. Northbound lanes are scheduled to be shifted in about two weeks. The new southbound lanes’ alignment and elevation will change, so motorists are advised to stay alert and drive the posted speed limit.
The Taylor Street interchange is one of two interchanges in the Route 87 freeway improvement project. It is scheduled to be open to through traffic across the Guadalupe River in December 2001.
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