Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project Scheduled To Begin On State Route 140/Route 49 to 12th Street In Mariposa
MARIPOSA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions from the State Route 140/ Route 49 south junction to 12th Street in the beautiful town of Mariposa.
Work is scheduled to begin in May 2021 and will continue to winter 2021. Crews will conduct most of the major work at night – between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. – during which time one-way traffic control will be employed with minimal expected impacts to motorists, residents, visitors, and businesses.
The purpose of this project is to reduce the number and severity of traffic incidents in this area, which studies determined are greater than the statewide average for similar highways.
Enhancing safety is paramount for motorists, visitors, and residents, who enjoy the beautiful scenery, parks, and quaint restaurants, shops, and businesses that line this gateway corridor to Yosemite National Park.
Related Story: Route 140 Road Work Starting In April
The project will include installation of pedestrian-activated in-roadway warning lights, textured concrete crosswalks, sidewalk enhancements, historical style overhead lighting at intersections, ADA-compliant ramps with cast iron detectable warning pads, handrails, a raised textured concrete boardwalk within Art Park, and many more unique features.
Caltrans’ design and engineering teams collaborated with Mariposa County and area residents to ensure the materials blend with the historical character of the Mariposa Town Historic District, which is on the National Register.
The $5.7 million project was awarded to Ibarra General Engineering Inc. of Riverside, California.
This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert. For the latest road conditions, visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/