Fresno – Today, state and local elected officials announced the completion of the Friant Road Off-Ramp project on State Route 41 in Fresno County.
An additional lane was constructed north of the Alluvial Avenue Undercrossing that will exit at the northbound off-ramp at Friant Road. Other modifications include a two-lane ramp that transitions to five lanes with increased shoulder widths. The ramp intersection has two left-turn lanes and three right-turn lanes under signal control. In addition, this project has eliminated the right turn lane
that has resulted in a third eastbound lane on Friant Road.
The upgrades to this off-ramp will reduce traffic congestion, improve traffic flow, and increase safety for the motoring public. This project has been in construction since August of 2004 and was completed on schedule. Caltrans, state and local officials are pleased to announce the opening of this improvement project.
"Project delays cost money, which is why Caltrans is making a concerted effort to expedite delivery, as we did with the opening of the State Route 41/Friant Road Off-ramp," said Caltrans Director Will Kempton.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the near future to celebrate the completion of this project.
Caltrans would like to thank the public for their patience during the construction of this improvement project. Caltrans would also like to thank our project partners, Fresno Council of Governments and Yeager Skanska, Inc. for helping in the delivery of this project.