Sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvement projects are currently underway in several locations throughout the city. Sidewalks are currently being installed along the south side of Central Avenue between Gateway Drive and Lake Street, along the east side of E Street from Central Avenue to 3rd Street, and along the north side of 3rd Street, from E Street to Central Avenue. The project also includes a flashing rectangular rapid flashing beacon for the crosswalk on Gateway Drive at Central Avenue. Construction began on March 8th and is scheduled to take nine weeks to complete.
In the southwest part of town, a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (also known as a HAWK Signal) is being installed at the intersection of Stadium Road and Gary Lane. The first phase of work will consist of potholing and concrete improvements with shoulder closure for Northbound and Southbound traffic for approximately 4 weeks.
Further, construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp improvements and asphalt overlay are being made along Yosemite Avenue from Q Street to I Street. The project will be completed in 2 phases, with each phase lasting as long as 2 weeks. Phase 1 will consist of the installation of ADA ramps with shoulder closures. Phase 2 will consist of grind and overlay with a detour in place. The project is expected to be completed in 4 weeks.
For more information about these projects and others, please visit madera.gov/alerts.