California Department of Transportation
District 6 Director Sharri Bender Ehlert
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1352 W. Olive Avenue
P.O. Box 12616
Fresno, CA 93778-2616


  • (559) 488-4082
  • (559) 444-2409
  • 711 - TTY

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State Route 99

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State Route 99 – Fairmead Project

In December of 2006, Caltrans in cooperation with FCI Constructors, Inc., broke ground on a $51 million dollar project. The purpose of this project is to improve safety and traffic circulation, while providing congestion relief and enhancing freeway capacity. This project is located just north of Avenue 20 to just south of the State Route 99/152 separation and will convert 3 miles of State Route 99 from a 4 lane expressway to a 6 lane divided freeway. This project will also upgrade the existing roadway to current safety standards with the permanent closures of at-grade intersections and median crossings and widen the existing shoulders to standard widths. This project includes the realignment of the freeway mainline to the west and construction of an interchange and a drainage basin near Road 20 and Avenue 22. The addition of a new segment of frontage road will run the full length of the project to the west, connecting the existing surface streets to the new interchange. This work is expected to be completed in November 2009.

If visiting or accessing the community of Fairmead, please use the off ramps at Ave 20 and Ave 24 from State Route 99 for access to Fairmead Blvd. Upon completion of this project motorists will be able to utilize the new interchange for safe and easy access to the community of Fairmead.

Caltrans would like to thank the businesses, residents and commuters for their patience as we work to improve this section of highway.

For more information regarding the Fairmead Interchange or other construction projects, please contact the District 6 Public Information Office at (559) 488-4082 or visit us on the web at

Please remember to always stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction areas, stay alert, be patient and please Slow for the Cone Zone.

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State Route 99 Fairmead Project and Public Information

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