Be prepared for delays if traveling this weekend

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Jul. 30—If you are looking to travel outside Lodi this weekend, you can expect delays on several major thoroughfares in the region.

Caltrans will be performing roadwork on Highways 12 and 88, as well as on Interstate 5 for a variety of repairs.

The agency closed the right lane of northbound I-5 at the Barber Road overpass near Mokelumne City for 55 hours at 10 p.m. on July 29 to repair pavement on that stretch of road.

The highway will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, and Caltrans said no detours are required because the left lane of northbound I-5 will be open during construction.

After the closure has concluded, additional single-lane closures will be required between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Aug. 5 to paint new stripes and install rumble strips, the agency said.

On July 31, Caltrans will conduct one-way traffic control on Highway 88 in Lockeford at Locke Road and Walnut Street between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Aug. 1 for construction and utility work.

One-way traffic control will be conducted in those locations Aug. 1-5 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night as well.

In addition, Caltrans will close lanes on Highway 12 at Potato Slough in Terminous for continued bridge work.

One-way traffic control will begin July 31 at 9 p.m. and end at 4 a.m. Aug. 1. That evening at 8 p.m., one-way traffic control will be conducted until 4 a.m. the next morning through Aug. 5.

For both highway lane closures, motorists should expect delays of as much as 10 minutes, and detours should be taken when possible.

Access to Highway 4 in Stockton will be limited this weekend, as Caltrans has begun a 79-hour extended full connector ramp closure from southbound I-5. The ramp was closed on July 28 for rehabilitation and will reopen Aug. 1 at 5 a.m.

Full overnight closures at the ramp are also scheduled through Aug. 5.

The on-ramp to northbound Highway 99 from Highway 12 remains closed through Aug. 10 for the bridge clearance and auxiliary lane project, and the overpass at the interchange will be closed though Aug. 19.

Work for these projects is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, equipment availability, or materials and construction-related issues.