If you want to drive from Lodi to Solano County, you better use your imagination this week.
The California Department of Transportation will close Highway 12 for road maintenance from Interstate 5 in the Flag City area to Highway 160, just east of Rio Vista, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Motorists heading west from Lodi should take I-5 north to Walnut Grove Road, west on Walnut Grove Road and back south on Highway 160 to Highway 12. Caltrans officials estimate a 45-minute detour.
Access to local residents, businesses and emergency services will be allowed.
The day-long road closure will allow work to be completed in three days instead of 15 work days if vehicles were allowed to drive through the area, according to Caltrans.