MADERA COUNTY – Motorists should plan for delays over the next two weeks as work continues on Highways 41 and 49 out of Oakhurst.
Northwest Paving is currently completing pavement chip seal operations, including the placement of reflectors within the center line as part of a pavement rehabilitation project scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.
Portable changeable message signs will be placed within the project limits notifying motorists to expect delays, which are anticipated to last about 10 minutes.
During this week and next, work will be ongoing Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., with flaggers and pilot car(s) directing traffic.
Affected stretches of Highway 49 will run from Oakhurst to the Mariposa County Line (just north of Ahwahnee). On Highway 41, work will be taking place between Cedar Valley, three miles north of Oakhurst, to Yosemite National Park.
Final striping operations within these locations will follow after grinding/paving/reflector placement operations are complete.
Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to road construction vehicles and personnel at all times. It is anticipated that motorists will be subject to 10-minute delays during construction.
Motorists who are delayed at driveways and intersections will be required to wait for pilot car and adhere to all signage in order to safely proceed through the work zone.
Commuters are encouraged allow additional time to their morning or afternoon commute in order to avoid delays. Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur during road construction activities.
Caltrans would like to thank motorists for their patience and remember to please be Work Zone Alert!