Monday, November 28, 2016

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46

Construction for New Section Of Divided Highway on 46

On our way to Madera last week (See photos of first leg of trip from Hwy 46 to 41 to intersection of 41 and 99), we encountered some construction as we approached the rest stop in Shandon. It appears they are finally working on another section of divided highway in this dangerous area. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Construction Area on Hwy 46 Near Rest Stop, © B. Radisavljevic 

Here's the view as we rounded the curve. I was taking all the photos from the moving car through the windows. We are driving east in these photos. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Hills Getting Green After Rains Near Shandon,  © B. Radisavljevic 

Since it was about 12:45 on a Wednesday afternoon, the construction didn't slow traffic much. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Getting Near Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic 

The Shandon Rest Area

The rest area was not too crowded when we stopped, and everything was clean inside. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic 

The surrounding area was greening up a bit after the recent rains, so I took a few pictures. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Behind Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic 

Here's a closer look at the hills behind the Shandon Rest Area. It's peaceful here. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Hills Behind Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic 

This is the side of the rest area facing toward Hwy 46. You can see some of the construction signs across the highway. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Looking Toward Hwy 46 from North Side of Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic 

When we left the rest area, I was glad we were going to turn right. In this next photo, we are heading toward the exit to get back on 46. Unfortunately, the trailer in front of us was also turning right. It blocked the view in front of me making it harder to take pictures until we could pass it. 

Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46
Approaching Exit  from Rest Area to Hwy 46, © B. Radisavljevic 

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Construction Near Shandon Rest Area on Highway 46

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