The project runs the 8-mile commercial corridor in the heart of the City of Madera, the busiest segment of SR99 in Madera County.
Music to your ears! A widening project which has added to the traffic congestion on highway 99 in Madera will soon be complete. Construction on the notorious stretch of highway between Avenues 12 and 17 is expected to wrap by mid-September, according to Caltrans.
The project widened the four-lane segment of the highway that runs through Madera, adding an additional lane in each direction.
The $86.1 million project revitalized approximately 23.4 lane miles through the City. Additional improvements included construction of 11.7 new lane miles, an upgraded Almond Avenue on-ramp, installation of 3,500 feet of drainage systems, five maintenance vehicle pullouts, and a changeable message sign, and 25,000 feet of new concrete barrier. About $66 million of funding for the project came from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.