Downtown Madera Capital Preventative Maintenance and Road Diet


Project Description

This is a Capital Preventative Maintenance (CAPM) project that would replace sign panels, conduct Transportation Management System work, and incorporate Complete Streets elements with a road diet that would reduce the number of lanes from four to two from E Street to Fig Street and add a two-way left-turn lane in the center of the roadway, plus add Class II bike lanes on both sides of the roadway. The work would take 90 work days; the projected construction year is 2024.


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Project Benefits


The project purpose is to preserve, repair, and extend the life of the existing pavement on State Route 145, update facilities to current standards, and implement community-driven multimodal improvements to downtown Madera along State Route 145.


Based on the Conceptual Report prepared for the Project Initiation Proposal dated 2018 and the City of Madera’s State Route 145 (Yosemite Avenue) Downtown Main Street Final Report dated 2020, the project is needed for the following reasons:

  • State Route 145 is a major arterial in Madera County showing considerable distress on the existing pavement to the extent that preservation is needed.
  • Improvements along State Route 145 (Yosemite Avenue) are needed to increase pedestrian and bicyclist protection from fast-moving traffic.
  • Community-based improvements to multimodal transportation facilities are needed to boost the local economy and connectivity in downtown Madera.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $1,545,020
Federal $11,854,980
Construction Cost $13,400,000



  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • City of Madera


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed Summer 2022
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed Spring 2024
Design to be completed Spring 2024
Advertise Autumn 2024
Construction to begin Autumn 2024
Construction to be completed Autumn 2025


Project Contact

Mike Day, Project Manager
Phone:  (559) 383-5247

Juergen Vespermann, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone:  (559) 832-0051

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone:  (559) 444-2518



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