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Concrete barrier to be added to dangerous stretch of Highway 41 in Fresno County – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-06-08 12:32:12 –

Fresno County, CA (KFSN) –Central Valley leaders and California Department of Transportation officials announce the construction of a new concrete safety fence in the section of Highway 41 in Fresno County.

Congressman David Valadao, Congressman Jim Patterson, and Caltrans District Director Diana Gomez will join the Fresno County Department of Transportation and the California Highway Patrol in Fresno County to announce at a press conference at 10 am on Tuesday. ..

We will deliver the press conference. Please come back here to check for updates.

The concrete median strip will be installed along the 4.5-mile highway between Elkhorn Avenue and Excelsior Avenue.

Construction will begin this week and will be completed in mid-August, a person familiar with the matter said in a press release.

Relation: Fresno Government Council Approves Use of Measures C Funds for Widening National Highway 41

According to officials, the new barrier will help prevent cross-collisions along dangerous roads that have had hundreds of crashes in the last five years and several fatalities.

In January, Caltrans painted double stripes along the road and added rumble strips as a temporary fix to slow traffic in the area.

The construction of this barrier took place after the Facebook group advocating widening Highway 41 received the support of more than 4,600 people.

Relation: Highway 41 Expansion Project Takes One Step closer to Reality

Widening work on the trunk road is still underway.

Last week, the Fresno Government Policy Board voted to use the funds of Measure C to complete the expansion project on Highway 41 in Fresno County.

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