Construction work on a portion of state Route 67 will begin Thursday, according to a Caltrans spokesman.
Crews will place construction signs and mark underground utilities at the intersection of Dye and Highland Valley roads, Edward Cartagena added.
Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, while weekend or overnight work will be scheduled as needed, Cartagena added.
When completed, the $14 million SR-67 Dye Road/Highland Valley Road Improvement Project will help reduce traffic congestion during peak hours by widening the route from two to four lanes through the intersection, Cartagena said.
The roadwork portion should be finished in about a year, he added.
Cartagena said other improvements include better accommodation for commercial trucks by adding a second left-turn lane onto the highway from both Dye Road and Highland Valley Road, as well as adding an equestrian trail on the northerly side of both roads.
Other improvements include push-button pedestrian crossings, upgraded drainage and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant concrete curbs, he added.
—City News Service
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