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State Route 99 Realignment

Overview

This project will move State Route 99 approximately 100 feet to the west between Clinton Avenue and Ashlan Avenue to make way for the high-speed rail line, which will replace the northbound lanes. Additionally, the alignment project will improve traffic operations, reduce congestion and enhance traffic safety. The project scope includes:

  • Three through lanes with one auxiliary lane for each direction of travel.
  • A reconfigured interchange at Clinton Avenue, which includes replacing the highway crossing at Clinton Avenue. As at Tuolumne Street, the Clinton Avenue Bridge has to be raised to accommodate the future high speed rail trains that will cross underneath.
  • Closure of ramps at Princeton, Shields and Dakota Ave.

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Location

From Clinton Avenue to Ashlan Avenue in central Fresno, a distance of about two miles.

Currently

The new Clinton Avenue Bridge over State Route 99 is taking shape. As at Tuolumne Street, the Clinton Bridge has to be raised to make clearance for future high-speed rail trains that will cross underneath. State Route 99 is also being shifted about 100 feet to the west between Clinton and Ashlan Avenues in order to make room for the high-speed rail corridor that will replace the current northbound lanes.

Timeline

The SR 99 Realignment project began in December 2015 is expected to continue into the summer of 2018.

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