Traffic Alerts – Madera



January 26 – January 31

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Security Paving Company announces construction on State Route 99 between Avenue 12 and Avenue 17 for the Madera 99 Widening Project.

The southbound State Route 99 Almond Avenue on-ramp to remain closed.

Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., starting on Sunday night and ending on Friday morning, the following closures will be in effect:

  • Northbound State Route 99:
  • Intermittent lane reductions between Avenue 12 and South Madera Avenue (State Route 145)
  • Intermittent lane reductions between the 4th Street overcrossing and Avenue 18 1/2
    • Southbound State Route 99:
  • No closures



Where: Buffalo Construction will be performing construction on Avenue 17, from 100-feet west of the SR99 NB Off-Ramp to 350-feet east of the SR99 NB Off-Ramp. Buffalo Construction will make use of flaggers to assist with traffic control on beginning on Friday, January 24, 2020 and continuing through approximately Friday, February 7, 2020. Drivers should expect to experience delays. “Slow for the cones.”

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the scheduled repair of several potholes on Northbound State Route 99 in Madera County.

The following closures will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., on both Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23:

  • Northbound State Route 99:
  • Intermittent lane reductions on State Route 99 at State Route 152
  • If needed, on Thursday, the closure of State Route 152 connector ramp from Northbound State Route 99

Closures may continue for longer periods of time if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur.

Caltrans reminds you to drive with extra care and allow additional time while travelling near construction zones. Please be alert for construction personnel and remember to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

Work Zone Safety Tips

The California Department of Transportation wants you to return home safely to your family. The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones. Motorists can make trips a little safer by remembering the following work zone safety tips.

  • Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers; drive with caution.
  • Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be Patient!