OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Midtown Connector project will construct a new roadway connecting from SR 41 (near Teddy Bear Lane) to Indian Springs Road off of School Road.
The project is expected to start construction this month with an expected completion date of December 2021.
The construction will include a new bridge over Nelder Creek and installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of School Road and Indian Springs Road. It will also include widening improvements on SR 41 and installation of a traffic signal at the Oakhurst Midtown Connector and SR 41 intersection.
Present for the ground breaking ceremony where District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, chief of staff Robert Macaulay, District 4 Supervisor Max Rodriguez, chief of staff and newly elected district 4 supervisor Leticia Gonzalez, Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue and Madera County DA Sally Moreno.
As well as representatives from Cal Trans, Madera County Public Works, Madera County Transportation Commission(MCTC), NV5 Engineering, Outback Materials and Granite Construction Co. who won the construction bid for the project.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions attendance was limited to those directly involved with bringing this project to fruition.
Once complete, this new roadway will provide a secondary access route to the Indian Springs and School Road corridor. This will benefit evacuation and emergency vehicle access, as well as relieve congestion along Road 426 and School Road routes.
The project is funded with Madera County Measure T Transportation sales tax and SB-1 funds.