This multi-year project will revitalize and encourage new development of the area fronting the 8,000-foot segment of Golden State Boulevard between the State Highway 99 Exit and Shaw Avenue. The project improves infrastructure and street improvements including new pavement, curb and gutter, street lights, parkway landscaping and irrigation, and completion of the street drainage system. The first phase, a 2,000-foot segment between Swift and the Gettysburg Avenue alignment, was completed in 2008/09. The reconstruction of a 2,000-foot segment between Ashlan Avenue and the State Highway 99 Exit, along with associated flood control improvements, is underway.
This phase is a combined effort of the City of Fresno, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District (FMFCD) and the Agency. The Agency commissioned the design work, while the City and FMFCD will pay for the cost of construction. Part of the project was an additional the drainage system at Golden State Boulevard and Buckingham, to carry water that collects at the freeway exit into a flood control pipe across Golden State to a flood basin. Flooding at the intersection has been a major problem. The installation of the drainage system on Golden State and Buckingham was awarded by FMFCD to Nelson and Sons Contractors this spring for completion by June. A new asphalt street overlay will be undertaken by the City of Fresno following construction of all flood control facilities.