Caltrans warns of delays on I-5, southbound south of SR-138

LEBEC, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Caltrans put out a Sig Alert Saturday afternoon warning of traffic backups on southbound Interstate 5 south of State Route 138 due to construction.

People traveling southbound I-5 in the Fort Tejon area are advised that there is only one southbound lane open south of SR-138. Traffic was reported to be backed up approximately 7 miles.

No time estimate had been given for the construction project, so Caltrans advises to either prepare for delays or use alternate routes. It suggests eastbound 58 to southbound SR-14 and back to I-5 or the 101 along the coast.