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CA-41 Updated Blasting & Nighttime Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the most recent blasting schedule for the passing lanes construction project on CA-41.

For Wednesday, Jun. 8, Caltrans spokesperson Cory Burkarth says three blasts will take place.

The first blast is scheduled to take place shortly after 9 a.m.

Motorists should be prepared for delays that may last up to 20 minutes. With the exception of a few rare instances, says Caltrans, the contractor Teichert has kept delay times under 15-minutes on a consistent basis. However for tomorrow, June 8, Caltrans is advising motorists that delays may last up to 20-minutes if necessary.

The reason for the delays are so that the contractor can safely remove blasted rock from the roadway.

In other passing lanes project news, the nighttime one-way traffic control will not resume on Wednesday, Jun. 8 as previously announced. Instead, nighttime one-way traffic control will take place again starting Sunday, June 12.

The nighttime one-way traffic control measures will be in place for two weeks and will take place Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and will conclude at 6 a.m. the following morning.

According to Burkarth and the current schedule, there will not be any nighttime one-way traffic control measures taking place on Friday or Saturday evenings.

Caltrans advises drivers to add additional time to their commute during construction. All scheduling is dependent upon weather conditions.

The construction project will add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles of State Route 41 just north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House, from mile posts 11.7 to 13.4.

The project also includes construction of 8-foot outside shoulders, a 4-foot soft median barrier, both with rumble strips. Drainage culverts will be extended to accommodate the passing lanes.

Contractor Teichert, Inc. has been in business since 1887, and includes Teichert Construction and Teichert Materials. Various agencies have been collaborating on this project for over seven years, including Caltrans, Madera County Transportation Commission, and the County Public Works Department. The project is funded by the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and locally through Madera County.

Below is an available detour route during construction – click to enlarge.

Detour Map Highway 41


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