Motorists traveling through Oakdale will find their way along the main thoroughfare blocked for much of the next week.
The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, will perform a full four-day closure of State Route 108/120 from Yosemite Avenue to North Sierra Avenue so the Union Pacific Railroad can make repairs to their tracks that run between those two avenues.
The highway will be closed from 8 a.m. on Monday, July 8 through 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12. There will be no access through the location during those four days. The railroad crossing is just to the east of the main Yosemite/F Street intersection in the heart of downtown Oakdale.
State Route 108, F Street and State Route 120, Yosemite Avenue, meet and form SR 108/120 at the intersection of F and Yosemite. This is a popular route for motorists heading to the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park and other attractions in Tuolumne County and beyond.
Detours will be marked and motorists should expect 10-minute delays.
Eastbound Highway 120 motorists who typically turn left onto State Route 108/120 will instead continue straight for an additional block, turning left on G Street. Once on G, motorists can return to SR 108/120 by turning left on any of the avenues and then taking a right turn back onto the highway.
Eastbound Highway 108 motorists who typically go straight to continue onto State Route 108/120 will instead turn right onto Yosemite Avenue. They will then turn left on G, left on any avenue and then right to get back onto the highway.
The closure has no impact on motorists turning on westbound Highway 120 and westbound Highway 108.