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 another set of 79-hour full ramp closures on the Crosstown Freeway beginning tonight, Sept. 8, at 10 p.m. and extending through Monday, Sept. 12, at 5 a.m. This will affect all traffic from Interstate 5 and Highway 99.
The westbound ramps from Highway 4 to northbound and southbound I-5 will be shuttered, as will both the ramps from Highway 99 to the Crosstown Freeway.
This is the same type of closure that occurred two weeks ago in late August.
During this time, travelers on Highway 99 will not be allowed to 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 both directions of Highway 99.
Caltrans is recommending travelers use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Charter Way, the 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 from Highway 99 should use the off-ramps at Fremont Street, Waterloo Road, Cherokee Road, Wilson Way, or Hammer Lane.
For up-to-date traffic information, motorists are encouraged to check https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.