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Road Work on 166




Highway 166 will have delays due to road work through September 11th.

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from 4 miles east of Basic School Road to the California Aqueduct between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day.

No work will take place on Monday, September 7th, due to the Labor Day holiday.

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