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Traffic Eased in Fresno California with New Stretch of Expressway

Posted in Recovery Projects/Awards, State News by Recovery.gov on November 21, 2011

Kings Canyon ExpresswayThe California Department of Transportation recently announced completion of a new six-mile stretch of expressway for the southeast area of Fresno.

The $68 million project, paid for in part with $18 million of Recovery funds, added a four-lane section of highway to Kings Canyon Expressway, also known as State Route 180 East – a heavily congested traffic artery connecting different parts of Fresno County.

“The route serves as the primary agricultural goods movement corridor in eastern Fresno County and is of growing importance for commute travel from the surrounding rural areas and neighboring communities to the Fresno metropolitan area,” says California DOT.

The new expressway “will significantly reduce traffic congestion,” the agency adds.

Recovery funded transportation activity in California

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  1. Sally Marsh said, on February 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

    it sure will help traffic congestion – long overdue

  2. Rich A said, on February 21, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Congestion is the worst. I’m glad these recovery funds are available to help and god knows we need it. The improvements not only help congestion but the the farmers, drivers and commuters.

  3. Kevin said, on August 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I thought I noticed a decrease in road rage. Bumper to bumper traffic is never fun.


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