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 14.1 miles from just south of American Avenue to 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 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 Summer of 2020.
30% Design Plans
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 to allow for comments on the 30% design 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.
First Round of Public Workshops
City of Fowler – Thursday, April 19th, 2018 – Fowler City Council Chambers [For 8th Street businesses] Sample Invite Letter for Businesses
If you have any questions, please contact the Fresno COG Project Manager Peggy Arnest at 559.724.9218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Preliminary Planning and Engineering Phase (2010 – 2012)
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:
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
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