Southbound 99 between Dakota and McKinley to close for construction

Southbound lanes on Highway 99 between Dakota and McKinley avenues in Fresno will be closed for slab repairs beginning at 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Only the lane closest to the right shoulder will be accessible to drivers at this time. Caltrans did not say how long the lanes would be closed.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area or use an alternate route.