The 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.
Tying rebar for the railings of the Route 608 bridge over Potomac Creek in Stafford County – an ARRA funded project. (Photo by D. Allen Covey, VDOT)
Recipient: Nevada Department of Transportation
Award Amount: $7,350,247
These Recovery funds will be used to:
- Purchase 42 new buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life.
- Construct a transit fueling and storage facility, as well as 22 new bus shelters
- Construct a fiber optic communications system
- Purchase fareboxes and automatic vehicle locators
- Provide operating funds to run transit services
Project Status: More than 50% completed