Photo: A Changeable Message Sign on Northbound Highway 99 in Stockton warns of the upcoming 79-hour closure of ramps entering and exiting the Crosstown Freeway. (JOSHUA BREWER / CONTRIBUTOR)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced 79-hour full ramp closures on the Crosstown Freeway which will affect traffic from Interstate 5 and Highway 99.

There will be ramp closures from westbound Highway 4 to northbound/southbound I-5 and from northbound/southbound Highway 99 to westbound Highway 4/Crosstown Freeway beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

During this span, travelers on Highway 99 cannot access the Crosstown Freeway in either direction. It also means that those on the Crosstown Freeway will not be allowed to access I-5 in either direction.

The only access on and off the Crosstown will be from the four exits – Filbert Street, Wilson Way, Stanislaus Street, and/or El Dorado/Center Street. However, motorists traveling east on the Crosstown can access 99 north and south.

Caltrans is recommending travelers use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Charter Way, Highway 120 bypass in Manteca, or Highway 12 in Lodi if they are traveling toward the Bay Area.

Those who need to access Stockton city streets should use otherr 99 exits such as Fremont Street, Waterloo Road, Cherokee Road, Wilson Way, or Hammer Lane.

For up-to-date traffic information, motorists are encouraged to check

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