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Starting Monday, Highway 49 and 41 work will cause 10 minute delays

The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced that contractor Northwest Paving will implement one-way traffic control operations at multiple locations beginning next week on Highways 49 and 41.

The contractor plans to start pavement chip seal operations as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Starting Monday, Aug. 3, through Aug. 5, road closures with flaggers and pilot car are scheduled to take place 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Highway 49 near the Madera-Mariposa county line.

On Thursday and Friday, Aug, 6 and 7, the contractor will begin chip seal operations with flaggers and pilot car along Highway 41, from Cedar Valley Road north of Oakhurst to Yosemite National Park.

Final striping operations along both routes will follow after grinding-paving operations are completed. Final striping operations within these location will follow after grinding/paving operations are complete. The entire project is scheduled to be completed within 25 days.

It is anticipated that motorists will be subject to 10-minute delays during construction. Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur during road construction procedures.

Construction crews will continue conducting one way traffic control at these locations and during the work hours listed. Commuters are reminded to obey flagging personnel and pay close attention to road construction vehicles and personnel at all times.

Motorists who are delayed at driveways and intersections will be required to wait for pilot car and adhere to all signage in order to safely proceed through the work zone.

Commuters are encouraged to avoid these areas during project work hours and use alternate routes if possible.

- Caltrans

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