UPDATE — Project will begin on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. Nighttime one-lane traffic control will be in place. Read the updated article here.
MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled what may be a very welcome project in the foothills, to begin installation soon and last for about three weeks.
Sharp-eyed residents spotted work signs going up along the Highway 41 and Highway 49 corridors. Caltrans reports that crews will be installing a center rumble strip on Highway 41 from Avenue 15 to Highway 49. Right now, it’s scheduled to be a 15 working-day project, according to Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and will begin sometime next week.
Centerline rumble strips can be used on undivided highways to reduce cross-over incidents and resultant head-on collisions.
Further details of the project will be available pending information from the new Caltrans District 6 spokesman, Sam Yniguez, who has taken over the position following Burkarth’s move to cover Kings and parts of Fresno County.
We will post specific times and locations of the project, including any associated delays, as soon as details are finalized.