Hwy 101 Closed Near Piercy
U.S. 101 is currently closed near Piercy due to construction. Traffic is being detoured unto Route 271, and motorists should anticipate 5-10 minutes extra travel time. The closure and detour will remain in place until sometime tomorrow (Saturday).
The closure is due to last winter’s slide beginning to act up again. Rather that wait until the slide begins to close the northbound lanes, Caltrans is proactively closing the northbound lanes, as we did last winter, by installing concrete k-rail, semi-permanent delineators (the orange plastic posts), and temporary striping which will safely allow one lane of both north and southbound traffic to use the southbound lanes. This reduction to one lane in each direction will likely remain in place through the winter.