Construction continues during the wee hours on Highway 99 in the Turlock area.
The work is part of the California Department of Transportation's two-year, "2R" project in Stanislaus County. In a $90.2 million job that began in late April and is scheduled for completion in summer 2014, 25 miles of Highway 99 pavement from the San Joaquin to Merced County lines is being improved.
Crews are replacing entire concrete sections in some places, or using machines in other areas to crack pavement to serve as a base with new asphalt on top, depending on the need. No additional lanes will be added. The work is being done by Sacramento-based Myers & Sons Construction.