The Golden State Blvd project is finally underway! Anticipate construction on Golden State in the northbound lane and center median until February 17, 2023. This initial phase includes mostly clearing and grubbing of oleanders and trees in the right of way. During this construction phase, there will be lane closures Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Roads will be opened overnight and weekends until February 17. Stay tuned for more updates on this project!
The project was originally approved by the voters in 2006 as a regional project identified within the Measure C Extension Expenditure Plan. Following the Measure’s passage, the Fresno Council of Governments was asked to oversee the project’s design phase. By Spring 2010 preliminary planning and engineering commenced and was completed two years later. The Final Engineering Phase began in 2016 and Phase 1 was completed this last summer.
Due to extensive involvement with Union Pacific Railroad, it was decided to split the project into two Phases. The first phase will concentrate on improvements such as:
- pavement rehabilitation
- intersection signalization and channelization
- fifty thousand square feet of sidewalks, crosswalks and median improvements including ADA ramps, street lighting, drainage facilities, bicycle lanes and minor landscaping
Measure C has committed $53.1 million for the design, right-of-way and construction of the 14.1 mile Golden State Boulevard Corridor from Kingsburg through Fowler. The project also received $7 million in State funding from a Local Partnership Program Grant, which allows for reinvestment into more safety rehab projects throughout Fresno County.
Stay tuned for additional details as the construction phase advances.