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!

MADERA 99 WIDENING PROJECT WORK

    SCHEDULED THIS WEEK

July 12 – July 17

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.

The southbound State Route 99 Gateway Drive off-ramp remains closed long term

The northbound State Route 99 Gateway Drive off-ramp remains closed long term.

Between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., starting on Sunday night and ending on Friday morning, the following closures will be in effect:

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

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN PLANNED FOR MADERA 99 WIDENING PROJECT

Be advised, the new traffic pattern will begin Tuesday, June 9, at 5 a.m. with the northbound #1 and #2 lanes split by the center median, beginning at Avenue 12 and ending at State Route 145.

Once the new traffic pattern begins, the northbound Gateway Avenue off-ramp will be closed for 90 days.

Northbound State Route 99:

  • Intermittent lane restrictions between Avenue 12 and State Route 145
  • Intermittent closure of Avenue 12 on-ramp
  • Intermittent closure of the Gateway Avenue on-ramp
  • Intermittent closure of the State Route 145 on-ramp

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.”