MADERA COUNTY — Heads up, commuters — expect delays as long as 20 minutes on SR-41 north of Oakhurst next week.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for five working days as part of a culvert repair project taking place in Madera County.
The following one-way traffic control will take place (weather permitting):
- Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, one-way traffic control will be in effect on a nine-mile stretch of State Route 41 in Madera County, beginning at Crane Valley Road (Road 426) and ending just north of Road 630.
- One-way traffic control will be in effect each day from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. The closure zones will be up to one-mile long inside of the nine-mile project work area. Traffic could be held for up to 20 minutes at a time while crews work on culvert repairs in the area.
Maintenance crews will be conducting one-way traffic control during this time with the use of flagging personnel through the work zone.
Closures may continue for longer periods of time each day if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur during construction. These scheduled closures will occur, weather permitting.
Also taking place on SR-41 north of Oakhurst, in the burn scar area from the Railroad Fire last year: crews contracted by the Forest Service are in the process of removing hazard trees. Further delays in that area may occur. We will update when we have more information.
Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to road maintenance vehicles and personnel. As always, please slow for our Caltrans friends and neighbors in the cone zone.