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Project Fact Sheet

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to reduce the number and severity of accidents while maintaining traffic operations at the intersection of State Route 145 and Jensen Avenue.

Need: The proposed project is a safety project. The accident history within the project limits for the most recent three-year study period (July 2006-June 2009) shows that the actual total accident rates are higher than the statewide average for similarly designed roadways. The majority of accidents reported were broadside collisions.

Description: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to improve the intersection of State Route 145 and Jensen Avenue (post mile 32.8/33.4) one-half mile south of the Kerman city limits in Fresno County, California.
Two build alternatives and a no-build alternative are under consideration.

Alternative 1 (roundabout)
Alternative 1 would construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of State Route 145 and Jensen Avenue. The roundabout would have a design speed of fifteen miles per hour that would accommodate Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) truck movements.

Alternative 2 (four-way stop)
Alternative 2 would convert the existing two-way stop intersection into a four-way stop intersection. Additional warning signs would be installed on State Route 145 to warn traffic of the four-way stop.

Project Cost: Alternative 1 is estimated to cost $1.5 million. Alternative 2 is estimated to cost $165,000

Funding Source: The proposed project was amended into the 2008 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) with construction funded in the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

Project Timeline: The Draft Environmental Document is currently available for public review and comments from August 1, 2011 to August 30, 2011. The Final Environmental Document is scheduled to be completed November 2011. Construction is anticipated to begin in March 2014 and will be completed in September 2014.

Questions? For more information, please contact Suzie Holdridge, Project Manager, at 559-243-3432, or by email at suzie_holdridge@dot.ca.gov. For environmental questions, please contact G. William “Trais” Norris, III, Senior Environmental Planner, at 559-445-6447, or by email at trais_norris@dot.ca.gov.