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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 cannot work outside of the area defined by the fencing.

That is all the information we have at this point on the fencing, but thought you might want to plan ahead for the delays through Oakhurst starting this Sunday, especially since there is also work going on north of this location, from Cedar Valley to Yosemite, that will also cause delays. Click here for that information.

In Oakhurst, Caltrans will be working in cooperation with Granite Construction to complete paving operations that will require one-way traffic control on State Route 41 that will last for several weeks.

The following night-time one-way traffic control will be in effect:

  • Beginning Sunday, Aug. 19 and ending in late October, one-way traffic control will be in effect at various locations between Hodges Hill and Whispering Pines Drive on Highway 41.
  • One-way traffic control will be in effect Sunday night through Thursday morning from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. The closure zones will be up to one-half mile long inside of the respective project work area.
  • Traffic delays could last for up to 15 minutes at a time during paving operations.
  • Closures may continue for longer periods of time each day if necessary, due to delays caused by uncontrollable events that may occur during construction.

One-way traffic control will be conducted with the use of flagging personnel through the work zone. Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to vehicles and personnel in construction zones.

 

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