Highway to waterway
Flooding leads to long closure of 99 between Lodi and Acampo
Highway 99 remained closed in both directions between Turner and Peltier roads on Tuesday as Caltrans crews worked to clear the flooded highway. It had not been reopened as of early Tuesday evening.
The highway was closed Monday evening due to flooding as a result of last weekend’s storms.
Maintenance crews were using a pair of 10-inch diameter sump pumps to move pooled water from flooded areas on northbound Highway 99 at Woodbridge Road through about 5,000 feet of steel pipe along the roadway, south to the Mokelumne River, the agency said.
Waters began moving westward from the east side of the highway on Monday, eventually flooding several northbound lanes before reaching the median and southbound lanes.
Crews worked 12-hour shifts around the clock to address the flooding, Caltrans officials said.
Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes during this closure and were also reminded to not attempt to drive through flooded areas as the water may be deeper than it appears.
Visit www.quickmap.dot. ca.gov for the latest highway conditions and closure information.
Rep. Josh Harder, D-Manteca, announced he will host an in-person town hall focused on flooding, the Delta Tunnel project, and water issues in the Central Valley at 7751 S. Manthey Road in French Camp on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Harder will be joined by a variety of experts from across San Joaquin County.
Members of the community will have the opportunity to make their voices heard as it relates to the flooding impacting the community and the Delta Tunnel project. Harder’s office will then pass that feedback on directly to state and federal agencies.