Along the 11-mile stretch from Jensen Road near Newman to Sperry Avenue in Patterson, crews replaced the old pavement with rubberized hot-mix asphalt to ensure the longevity of the roadway, according Kan Paglia of the Caltrans District 10 office. That should lead to a safer, smoother ride for drivers, he said.
Work began July 26.
Drivers traveling between Patterson and Newman faced delays of 15 minutes at times, as crews regularly blocked off one of the highway’s two lanes to work on the road surface.
The project was four days off schedule because of a delay in a contractor getting construction materials, but otherwise it had no problems, Paglia said.