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Golden State Corridor

Economic Development Infrastructure Improvements: Planning, Engineering and Environmental Study

Fresno Council of Governments has been requested by the cities of Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, and the County of Fresno to oversee the design phase of the Golden State Corridor Project.  The project extends over 12.9 mile from Lincoln Avenue (just north of the Fowler City Limits) to the Mission Street (in Kingsburg). The multijurisdictional area of the project passes through the cities of Fowler, Selma, and Kingsburg, and the unincorporated areas under the responsibility of the County of Fresno, but within the Sphere of Influence of one of the three cities. Improvements along the length of the Corridor will include community planning, economic analysis, infrastructure improvements, pavement rehabilitation, drainage facilities, traffic signals, bicycle lanes and pedestrian/bicycle paths, landscaping, and other hardscape improvements. The goal of this project is to revitalize the Corridor, enhance economic development, and improve Corridor safety for both commercial purposes as well as local drivers.  The construction phase will be administered by the Fresno County Transportation Authority.  Funding for the Golden State Corridor Improvements has been made available in the Measure “C” Sales Tax Extension, passed by the voters of Fresno County in 2006.  


Final Engineering Phase

This phase of the project will deliver design documents that will facilitate the construction of the planned project.  Having started in late Spring of 2016, it is anticipated that this phase will be completed by the Spring of 2019.


Public Workshops - Eight workshops/presentations (two each in Fowler, Selma, Kingsburg, and to the Board of Supervisors) will be held during this phase of the project.  The first round of meetings shall be held in the early stages of the project and the second round of meetings shall be held towards the end of the project to allow comments on the 90% plans.  Dates and locations for each workshop will be posted on this website as they are determined.


If you have any questions, please contact the Fresno COG Project Manager Peggy Arnest at 559.724.9218 or

Preliminary Planning and Engineering Phase

Work on this initial phase began in the spring of 2010 and completed on April 26, 2012 when the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration environmental document and accepted the studies that were prepared.   


The studies prepared for this initial phase are listed below:

Opinion of Probable Improvement Costs - Adjusted to Measure C Allocation 

Original Opinion of Probable Improvement Costs

Items Removed From Original Budget

Utility, Railraod, and CPUC Report

Water Conservation Opportunities Report

SKF Recycled Water Feasibility Study 2003

Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQA) March 2012

NEPA Status Memo 02-17-12

Design Guidelines Manual

Design Guidelines Manual Appendices


Initial Design Plans* for segments of the corridor:

(*These Design Plans will be updated in the Final Engineering Phase)

Cover Sheet Legend

Index Sheets

American to Jefferson

Jefferson to Clovis

Clovis to Clayton

Clayton to Mariposa

Mariposa to Peach

Peach to Temperance

Temperance to Manning

Manning to DeWolf

DeWolf to Dinuba

Dinuba to Highland

Highland to Gaither

Gaither to Branch

Branch to Second

Second to Todd

Dewolf to Dinuba

Todd to Saginaw

Saginaw to Mountain View

Mountain View to Bethel North

Mountain View to Bethel South

Bethel to Stroud

Stroud to Sierra

Sierra to Mission

Environmental Technical Studies

App C - Air Quality  AQIA_8-31-11.pdf

App D - Bio Report  Bio_Report_08-31-11.pdf

App E - Cultural  Cultural_Resources_Report_8-31-11.pdf

App F - Climate Change  Climate_Change_6-29-11.pdf

App G - Noise  Noise_Study_Report_8-31-11.pdf

App H - Traffic  Traffic_Technical_Report_1.pdf

Mitigated Negative Declaration:  Initial Study



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