Staff Report

Three large transport vehicles will use various state highways next week to deliver wind turbine blades to the Lompoc area beginning Wednesday, August 25.

The transports will leave the Port of Stockton via Interstate 5 on Wednesday, August 25 and arrive in San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties using Highway 46 East to southbound US 101,  Union Valley Parkway, State Route 135 and Highway 1 during the overnight hours. These trips are expected to occur intermittently over the next three months.

Upon delivery and transfer of these blades onto Blade Lifter Trucks, the transport vehicles will collapse in size and return along the same route back to Stockton, originating on Highway 1 and State Route 246 through Lompoc on Thursday, August 26 between 9 am and 4 pm with the preferred time from 9 am to 11 am.

These vehicles will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  Electronic Message Boards have will inform travelers about this project which managed by Baywa r.e. of Sacramento, under permit from Caltrans.

For traffic updates on state highways on the Central Coast, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at:https//