Herndon and Golden State Intersection to Close for Improvements

Starting Monday October 11, the intersection at Herndon Avenue and Golden State Boulevard will be closed for approximately three weeks for a major road improvement project, city officials have announced. Detours will be in place but drivers are encouraged to avoid the area during construction activity.

The $4 million road project includes widening the intersection, upgrading traffic signals, replacing worn pavement and improving the adjacent railroad crossing. Nearly 33,000 vehicles travel through the busy intersection each day.

"The improvements that are being made to the intersection and to the approaches to the intersection will dramatically improve traffic safety, as well as provide smoother and more drivable street surfaces,” said Patrick Wiemiller, Director of Public Works. “We appreciate the patience of the public and the businesses in the area as we make these needed improvements. The short-term inconveniences will yield significant long-term benefits.”

The three week project will lengthen the lifespan of the intersection, increase the road’s level of service, improve drainage and enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety. Local contractor Emmet Construction will perform the work on behalf of the City of Fresno.