Traffic Alerts – Madera

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!


Notice of Road Closure

At Schnoor Avenue a Road Closure will take place between Industrial Ave and W. Almond Ave. This project will last approximately 14 days. The project area and surrounding streets will be subject to construction area traffic control. Access to businesses and Emergency Vehicles will always be maintained. Road Closure began Monday, October 10.

For general information Contact: City of Madera Engineering Department at (559) 661-5418. After hours contact: City of Madera Police Department at (559) 675-4220. Click here to view map.

Highway 99 Cottonwood Bridge – Post Pone until Spring

Caltrans is preparing to start a new project on State Route 99 near Avenue 12 in Madera County. Caltrans will be improving the Cottonwood Creek Bridge which is just south of Avenue 12. As of now, the project is expected to begin around the week of September 12th and could take up to two years to complete. During that time, some of the on and off-ramps at Avenue 12 will be impacted and closed to traffic.

When any changes or issues come up, including those and off-ramp closures, I will be sending out commuter alerts. For the latest community alerts, check the chamber website .

A link below has been provide that has all the details about the project as well.

Cottonwood Creek Bridge Replacement | Caltrans