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Intersection at Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork

Public Meeting On North Fork Roundabout Project

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a meeting concerning the North Fork Roundabout Project on Thursday, Mar. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rancheria Community Center.

The Madera County Public Works Department has begun the work for design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 between North Fork and South Fork.

In October 2016, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the construction of a roundabout at the intersection.

The current 4-leg, 3-way stop allows for the eastbound, or uphill traffic on Road 225 to continue without slowing to a stop. According to District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, this system was originally put in place to accommodate loaded trucks traveling uphill, as well as logging trucks accessing the Mill Site, which closed in 1994.

The roundabout design is meant to improve circulation and safety for existing and future traffic traveling through this intersection.

The project is currently at 30 percent design, and residents are invited to attend the workshop to learn more and provide input. County Public Works staff, design engineers, and District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

The project is federally funded through the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program and local transportation funds, with no fiscal impact to the County’s general fund.

The Rancheria Community Center is located at 56900 Kunugib Way in North Fork

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