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Oakhurst Sewer Line Replacement Project Reaches ‘Cross-Over’

OAKHURST — Northbound lanes of Highway 41 between the Fresno River and Road 426 have been reopened to traffic, according to the latest update from the Madera County Public Works Department.

“Traffic signals at SR 41/SR 49 and SR 41/Rd 426 intersections will remain on all-way flashing red as required by Caltrans to allow traffic to re-acclimate to the normal traffic pattern,” Friday’s update stated. “Signals are scheduled to return to normal cycle on Monday (May 11).”

The construction work involves replacement of 5,240 feet of the town’s main 12-inch sewer line, which runs below Highway 41.

Work on the sewer main upgrade project has reached the “cross-over point” (near H&L Lumber) and will transition to the opposite side of the highway next week, and continue north towards Hodges Hill Dr.

“The anticipated subsurface conditions on this segment may lead to slower digging operations,” county officials said.

The crossing under Highway 41 has been installed already and will not require future closures of the highway although lane shifts to allow work on the shoulder may be necessary as the work progresses north.

“The continued patience and cooperation from the public and residents is greatly appreciated as we work to complete this much needed infrastructure improvement for the community.”

According to a notice issued earlier this year by the County, work on the project is expected to run through October 2020.

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