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Sugar Pine Road Tree Work Begins: Expect Weekday Delays

MOUNTAIN AREA — Tree crews have started clearing hundreds of dead trees along Sugar Pine Road (Road 630). The work site is located off of Highway 41 between Oakhurst and Fish Camp. Intermittent road closures adjacent to the project began Thursday (May 14) and will remain in place from Monday through Friday, causing 20-minute delays for some motorists for at least the next month.

“Crews are planning on working in that area for the next four weeks, with 300 trees to fall,” said the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, which is helping coordinate the project.

The County’s contractor will be targeting dead trees, especially those that pose a threat to safety on Road 630.

The public is encouraged to plan for the closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will be starting early to expedite completing the project before the start of wildland fire season.

The Sheriff’s Office will have a deputy in the area to assist motorists and minimize any traffic impacts to residential area.

To enroll in weekly updates on the project, text TREEWORK to 888777.

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