Caltrans - District 6
District 6 Director
Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties
1352 W. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
2005 Press Releases
|State of California . Department of Transportation
6 - Fresno
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Caltrans Begins Work on the First Project
|WHO:||The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work on a $565,000 Intersection Modification Project that will construct dual left turns for traffic in both directions on Kings Canyon (State Route 180) and Clovis Avenue.|
|WHAT:||This project will reduce traffic delays and congestion and provide a better operating intersection.
Along with the modifications to the turn lanes this project will also relocate the existing median on Kings Canyon to provide an additional turn lane,
widen the northwest and southeast corners, construct bus bays on eastbound Kings Canyon and Clovis Avenues and replace signals.
Caltrans reviews development projects and identifies, via the project’s environmental process, if there will be impacts to State Highways. If there are the Department will request mitigation for those impacts. This process is essential to the Department’s stewardship of the state transportation system.
Funding for this project was secured entirely through developer contribution. This is the first project in the state to be funded entirely in this manner. At the completion of these upgrades, and the opening of the new alignment of State Route 180 later this year, this area will be relinquished to the City of Fresno.
|WHEN:||Weather permitting construction is anticipated to begin in the next couple of weeks and should be completed by the end of the summer. The contractor will work weekdays avoiding the morning and evening commute time. The primary contractor for this project is Granite Construction Company.|