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North Fork Roundabout Construction Begins

NORTH FORK — Construction activity will soon begin at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 in North Fork, the site of Madera County’s first public roundabout. According to a message posted on the Madera County Public Works Department’s Facebook page and electronic signs near the site, construction will begin on the project starting Monday, June 10. “Barring any ...

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Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41 Postponed For Weather

OAKHURST — Caltrans has postponed construction on Highway 41 in the Oakhurst area that was scheduled to begin on Monday, Mar. 4. The work is now set to start a week later, on Monday, Mar. 11, and motorists should be prepared for traffic delays at that time as construction work gets underway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, says one-way ...

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What’s With All The Orange Fencing On Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – Travelers along Highway 41 between Oakhurst and Sky Ranch Road have likely noticed the miles of orange fencing going in along both sides of the road. Caltrans spokesperson Sam Yniguez says it’s in preparation for a paving operation set to begin on Sunday, Aug. 19. Yniguez says the fencing is to protect “environmentally sensitive areas,” and the contractor ...

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Mountain House Nears Completion (No, Really!)

OAKHURST– People driving by the Mountain House may have noticed improvements to the iconic building located on the corner of Highway 41 and Bass Lake Road 222, and wondered when the project will be complete. Will it be a restaurant or an office space? General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, is happy to clear up some of ...

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CA-41 Updated Blasting & Nighttime Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the most recent blasting schedule for the passing lanes construction project on CA-41. For Wednesday, Jun. 8, Caltrans spokesperson Cory Burkarth says three blasts will take place. The first blast is scheduled to take place shortly after 9 a.m. Motorists should be prepared for delays that may last up to ...

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Blasting On CA-41 Passing Lanes Resumes Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the current schedule for potential construction-related travel delays during work on the CA-41 passing lanes project. Caltrans’ Cory Burkarth says that the next blast on the project is scheduled for Monday, Jun. 6, at an as-yet undetermined time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. As of today, Burkarth adds, no decision has ...

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Blasting Continues On CA-41 Passing Lanes Project

MADERA COUNTY — Blasting continues this week on a section of CA-41 where construction is ongoing to add passing lanes. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced last week that the project  is progressing ahead of schedule, with about half as many blast days required originally thought. 40 days were once planned for what is turning out to look more like ...

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Update On CA-41 Construction Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others wondering what traffic will look like on Highway 41 in the coming weeks now have additional answers, as California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project manager Anand Kapoor just released an updated schedule for construction on the passing lanes project currently underway. The construction project will add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles ...

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Blasting Scheduled For CA-41 Passing Lane Project

MADERA COUNTY — As the construction project to widen a stretch of Highway 41 in the foothills continues to move along, officials say blasting will begin soon, along with anticipated delays. According to Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Manager Anand Kapoor, contractor Teichert Construction plans to start blasting during the day beginning Monday, Apr. 25. “The blasting is expected to ...

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