FISH CAMP — Caltrans has announced that a culvert repair project north of the Narrow Gauge Inn will continue with crews on scene for the next three to four weeks, as they continue to fix the roadway ahead of the busy spring travel season.
In cooperation with Agee Construction, the work on Highway 41 in Mariposa County north of Mill Canyon Road began on Tuesday, April 6 and was expected to continue, with intermittent one-way traffic control, through Friday, April 26.
Crews are in the process of replacing an old, dilapidated 18-inch culvert with a new 36-inch culvert designed to accommodate above-average debris flow volume coming from the burn scar area left by the Railroad Fire in 2017.
As work progressed, Caltrans spokesperson Elizabeth Yelton explains, crews determined there is some roadway slippage, and thus will require an additional three to four weeks to complete construction in order to rectify the situation. Expect crews to be on scene through the second week of May or perhaps longer.
An additional day of work has been added in order to expedite the work while maintaining the integrity of the roadway.
- Work will take place Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
- Intermittent delays of up to 15 minutes at a time are possible
Closures may continue for longer periods of time each day if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur during construction.
Construction crews will be conducting one-way traffic control during this time with the use of flagging personnel through the work zone. Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to road construction vehicles and personnel.