Highway 49 North will be closed until ‘mid-summer’

Caltrans officials estimate the cost to be $11 million

Shown is the massive amount of work now being done on Highway 49 North just south of Bagby Recreation Area. Lake McClure is visible in the background. Caltrans officials are estimating the road will be open in “mid-summer,” though no specific date has been set. Photo by Rick Estrada/Caltrans

It was the perfect storm.

From Mother Nature’s standpoint, at least.

But for travelers of Highway 49 North in Mariposa County, it’s the perfect headache.

This photo shows the massive scale of wor...

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