City of Fresno celebrates Highway 99 realignment, making room for high-speed rail

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The City of Fresno celebrated the completion of a project on Highway 99 that will make room for the California High-Speed Rail.

A ribbon-cutting was held Friday morning.

Caltrans says parts of Highway 99 between Clinton and Ashlan avenues were moved about 100 feet to the west to make way for the bullet train.

Five bridges were torn down and rebuilt.

Several new safety and traffic-reducing improvements were also part of the project.  

“We used long-life pavement. We have miles of drainage in there. Overall, a better driving experience for everybody in the City of Fresno,” says Garth Fernandez with Caltrans.

The entire cost of this local project was $290 million.

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