Lodi News-Sentinel

Caltrans to activate new ramp meters on Highway 99 in SJ County

- — News-Sentinel Staff

STOCKTON — The California Department of Transporta­tion is scheduled to activate three newly-installed ramp meters along Highway 99 in San Joaquin County.

Ramp metering is a traffic management strategy that uses traffic signals and accompanyi­ng equipment and techniques to manage the on-ramp flow of traffic.

The new ramp meters in San Joaquin County will be activated sequential­ly, beginning with northbound Highway 99 at Lathrop Road on May 24 and French Camp Road on May 31, and on southbound Highway 99 at French Camp Road on June 7, 2022.

One week prior to activation, each meter will be in a “solid green” phase. Once activated, these ramp meters are scheduled to be active Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Caltrans will perform field surveillan­ce, collect traffic data, adjust meter timing rates, and monitor the ramp queues.

For more informatio­n about ramp metering and its benefits, motorists can view a video by visiting https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=UZuZLDM4_vM

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