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Lane switches, ramp closure set for 99

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Upgrades continue along State Route 99, one of California’s most crucial thoroughfares, but starting next week drivers on Avenue 12 in Madera will have to find a new way onto the highway’s northbound lanes for at least eight months.

In Madera, two massive projects are underway and affect 99’s path, with completion dates estimated in the second half of 2016.

On Avenue 12, the construction could best be described as a complete overhaul, Caltrans spokeswoman Gloria Rodriguez said, with everything set for renovation including traffic lights; signs; wider lanes; dedicated turn lanes; increased overpass height to accommodate more commercial trucks; and standalone on-and-off ramps each direction.

Such a large project — which broke ground last May — unfortunately requires detours, Rodriguez said...


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