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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 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 Spring of 2019.


30% Design Plans

City of Fowler Sphere of Influence

City of Selma Sphere of Influence

City of Kingsburg Sphere of Influence


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

City of Fowler – Tuesday April 24th, 2018 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Fowler Council Chambers  FLYER ENGLISH     FLYER SPANISH

City of Selma – Wednesday April 25th, 2018 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Selma Council Chambers    FLYER ENGLISH    FLYER SPANISH

City of Kingsburg – Thursday April 26th, 2018 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Kingsburg Council Chambers    FLYER ENGLISH    FLYER SPANISH


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


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


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