Construction continues on the Highway 101 bridge over the Salinas River north of King City, where crews have dismantled portions of the northbound bridge. (Sean Roney/Staff)

KING CITY — The closure of Highway 101 in King City continues into Wednesday pending the completion of a Caltrans pavement rehabilitation project.

Northbound traffic between First and Broadway streets was closed overnight on Monday with traffic diverted through King City, and then became variable as construction continued. Southbound traffic was scheduled for similar shut down in the same zone pending the finish of the northbound rehabilitation.

As long as construction continues, motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes.

Directional and electronic signs will direct motorists, and California Highway Patrol will be on site to provide additional traffic control.

Single-lane closures will continue on the adjacent Highway 101 bridge over the Salinas River north of King City.

The $78 million contract went to OHL, USA of Irvine, Calif., and construction is expected to finish in 2021.

Overnight closures began Monday for the terrain-based portions immediately south, causing highway closures and detours through King City for highway traffic. (Sean Roney/Staff)
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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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