Commuters who use the busy State Route 13 in Berkeley will see "significant" summertime delays starting Monday as crews start repaving a three-mile stretch from Hiller Drive to San Pablo Avenue through mid-September.
The three miles of construction, running on sections also known as Tunnel Road and Ashby Avenue, will cost the state $1.4 million, said Caltrans spokesman Gregory Townsend.
"The best guess is there will be some delays, because we will have traffic going one direction in one lane with a flagger," Townsend said.
Berkeley has requested work be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in order to cut down on commute-time congestion.
The first stage of work will start on Tunnel Road, near the intersection of Highway 24, Caltrans said. Motorists should allow for extra time to get through Berkeley during construction, Caltrans said.
A Caltrans fact sheet for the project said motorists should expect "significant delays while driving on local streets in the area of construction. Consider alternate routes whenever possible."
For details, go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/13ashbyresurface.
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