Caltrans - District 6
District 6 Director
Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties
1352 W. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
2007 Press Releases
|State of California . Department of Transportation
February 20, 2007
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|WHO:||The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the City of Clovis announces the Grand Opening of both the Clovis Fire Station 5 and Caltrans’ newest Park-and-Ride located within Fresno County in the City of Clovis.|
|WHAT:||In an effort to introduce the public to these brand new facilities, joint celebration efforts have been made to showcase both projects located adjacent to State Route 168 and Temperance Avenue in the City of Clovis.|
|WHEN:||The public and media are invited to attend and tour both facilities at the joint Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Clovis Fire Fighter’s Association will also be hosting a free Barbecue Lunch.|
|WHERE:||The new Clovis Fire Station 5 located directly adjacent to the Caltrans Park-and-Ride at 790 N. Temperance, located just west of State Route 168 in the City of Clovis.|
|SPEAKERS:||Caltrans District 6 Director, Malcolm X. Dougherty; Clovis Mayor, Nathan Magsig; Clovis City Manager, Kathy Millison; Clovis Fire Chief, Mark Aston and Clovis Fire Fighter Association Union President, Randy Finfrock.
The new one-acre, $430,000 Park-and-Ride Facility will help reduce traffic congestion by allowing daily business commuters the opportunity to utilize Car and Van Pool services. This new Park-and-Ride will also help the local environment by reducing air pollution, therefore, enhancing air quality measures within the community. This landscaped facility is not only ADA Compliant, but consists of enhanced lighting, and approximately 100 parking stalls. Caltrans reminds motorists that “We’re Here to Get You There,” and is pleased to announce that it’s newest Park-and-Ride Facility, the third in Fresno County, is currently available for public use. To access other Park-and-Ride locations, please visit our website at www.dot.ca.gov. For information on Car Pool and Van Pool Services, please visit www.valleyrides.com.
The new Clovis Fire Station 5 facility represents the first step in re-distributing fire resources to the community in a way that meets the service demands of today and into the future. The 10,500 sq. ft. station sets an architectural standard for the developing area and features the implementation of cutting-edge Green Building materials and design.
With its proximity to State Route 168, Clovis Fire Station 5 will serve Shepherd to the north, Bullard to the south, Highland to the east and Sunnyside to the west; and is capable of housing two full crews and will initially be home to Engine 35 and a Specialty Team Unit. Clovis Fire Station 5 continues Clovis’ commitment to being the safest community in the valley by having emergency responders on-scene within five minutes, 90% of the time.