Completion has been delayed again for a Turlock road project that has closed a major intersection since July 31.
The work at Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road is now expected to be done Nov. 21, the city announced. The initial deadline was in mid-September, and that was extended to Wednesday, Nov. 1.
The project will increase the number of left-turn lanes and provide new bike lanes, sidewalks and railroad traffic signaling. It has meant detours in the area, and some business owners have reported losses.
The latest delay was mainly because of “logistical challenges” in running utilities under the Union Pacific Railroad freight tracks, said Maryn Pitt, assistant to the city manager for economic development and housing.
“They are all done now, so work is moving along on the revised schedule,” she said.
Golden State is a key commercial corridor, as is Fulkerth, which becomes Hawkeye Avenue east of Golden State. Drivers are detoured via Dels Lane, Pedras Road, Soderquist Road and Canal Drive.