Caltrans Upgrading Drainage on State Route 41 in Mariposa County near Yosemite with $210,000 in SB 1 Funds
$210,000 Project Will Protect Roadway Integrity, Keep Commutes Safe for Motorists
August 13, 2019 - MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans is upgrading 19 culverts on State Route 41 in Mariposa County with funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
The $210,000 project will fix underground drainage systems from south of Miami Mountain Road in the town of Fish Camp to just south of the Yosemite National Park boundary.
“We must keep State Route 41, one of our key routes to Yosemite, safe for the local economy and traveling public,” said Acting Caltrans Director Bob Franzoia. “Culverts provide a largely hidden drainage system that keep our roads open and free from flooding.”
SR-41 winds through Madera and Mariposa counties to the southernmost Yosemite entrance and serves about 2,750 vehicles per day.
Tourism is Mariposa County’s main industry and area’s largest employer. More than five million people visit Yosemite National Park annually. In 2016, visitors spent $521 million in communities near the park, supporting 7,883 jobs in the area.
“Driving State Route 41 is a great way to take a family adventure enjoying the Sierra Nevada on the way to get a first view of Yosemite Valley and to visit Yosemite National Park,” said Caltrans District 10 Director Dan McElhinney, “We are investing well with this project to enhance drainage for this important highway, as it prone to flooding in the winter months, and upgrading these systems on SR-41 is paramount for reliability serving both local communities and visiting tourists.”
CCFG Construction of Tuolumne County has been awarded this project. Work began the week of August 5 and is scheduled to conclude in summer 2020.
More information and updates on projects can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d10/projects.html or on Twitter via @CaltransDist10.
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.