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 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.
|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.
|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.
|Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic|
The surrounding area was greening up a bit after the recent rains, so I took a few pictures.
|Behind Shandon Rest Area, © B. Radisavljevic|
Here's a closer look at the hills behind the Shandon Rest Area. It's peaceful here.
|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.
|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.
|Approaching Exit from Rest Area to Hwy 46, © B. Radisavljevic|
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