Featured Projects

The Systematic Local Roadway Safety Report

The Systemic Local Roadway Safety Report (SSAR) documents the City of Fresno’s work to assess and improve transportation safety conditions citywide. The SSAR serves as the City’s Local Roadway Safety Plan by establishing a vision and goals for transportation safety.

Read the Systemic Local Roadway Safety Report (SSAR)

picture of the report cover

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

A Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) is a relatively new traffic control device, also known as High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) which makes it safer to cross busy streets for pedestrians.

The difference between a PHB and a typical traffic signal is that the PHB is dark/inactive until activated by a pedestrian.

LOCATIONS IN FRESNO COMING SOON:

  • Bryan Avenue at Acacia Avenue
  • Locan Avenue at Cortland Avenue
  • Fowler Avenue at the Byrd Avenue alignment

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Educational Flyer

Senate Bill 1 Projects

The City of Fresno is using Senate Bill 1 revenues to repave streets and improve road safety, following a prioritized project list adopted by the Fresno City Council, to bring infrastructure improvements to our communities.

Senate Bill 1 Logo

What is Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)?
On April 28, 2017, SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 was signed into law by the Governor and established a newly created “Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account” (RMRA). Funding for SB1 comes from increases in per gallon fuel excise taxes, diesel fuel sales taxes, and vehicle registration fees. RMRA will provide an estimated $54 billion statewide over the next decade to address deferred maintenance needs on both the state highway system and local road systems. RMRA will provide an estimated $1.5 billion annually to cities and counties for maintenance and rehabilitation of local streets and roads. The City of Fresno is projected to receive $3 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year and $8.8 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Upcoming and In-Progress SB1 Projects
Repaving projects & concrete repairs:

  • Bridge Deck Rehab Phase 2
  • Marks Ave Overlay, Ashlan to Dakota
  • Second St-Jensen Ave Frontage Rd-Fourth-Date Ave
  • Lane-Kings Canyon-Maple Neighborhood (concrete repairs)
  • Chestnut Ave Overlay, Bullard to Herndon
  • Repaving projects & concrete repairs:
  • Cedar-Sierra-Maple-Herndon Neighborhood (concrete)
  • Santa Fe-Indianapolis-West-Tielman Neighborhood (paving)
  • Ashlan-Bengston-Sussex Neighborhood (Paving & Concrete)
  • Maroa Ave Overlay, Sierra to Herndon
  • Atchison-Delno-California Neighborhood (paving & concrete)
  • McKinley Avenue Overlay, SR-168 to Chestnut
  • First Street, McKinley to Olive (Paving)

Safety improvement projects:

  • Tulare and “Q” Street Traffic Signal
  • Harrison and Shields Traffic Signal
  • Barstow and Palm Traffic Signal Left-Turn Phasing
  • California and Walnut Traffic Signal
  • Armstrong and Lane Traffic Signal
  • Clinton and Fresno Traffic Signal Left-Turn Phasing
  • Blyth and Gates Traffic Signal
  • Clinton and Angus Traffic Signal

Completed SB1 Projects
Slurry seal:

  • Hughes Ave, Weber to Shields
  • Vista-Polk-San Gabriel-Santa Ana Neighborhood
  • Polk-Barcus-Gettysburg-Rialto Neighborhood
  • Ashcroft-Norwich-Carnegie-Polk Neighborhood
  • Island Water Park/Parkway Drive, Shaw to Veterans
  • Keats-Barstow-Rosalia-Contessa Neighborhood
  • Thorne Ave, Whitesbridge to California
  • Clinton Way, Chestnut to McKinley
  • Maple Ave, Gettysburg to Shaw
  • Barstow Ave, Fresno to First
  • Sunnyside, California to Jensen
  • Maple-Hayston-Church-Byrd Neighborhood
  • Chestnut Ave, Copper to Sommerville
  • Nees-El Paso-Matus-Laureen Neighborhood
  • Clinton-Shields-Blackstone-41 Neighborhood
  • Dakota Ave, Blackstone to Fresno

Repaving projects and concrete repairs:

  • Dakota Ave east of Cornelia
  • West Ave Overlay, Olive to Golden
  • Orangewood south of Hamilton concrete repairs
  • Lansing, Blackstone to Glenn concrete repairs
  • Dayton & Third concrete repairs
  • Hamilton Ave between Chestnut & Winery
  • Winery Overlay, Butler to Hamilton
  • Hughes Ave Street Improvements and Sidewalks, Hedges to Floradora
  • Blackstone Ave Overlay, Shaw to Ashlan
  • Clinton Ave Overlay, Blackstone to Maroa
  • Belmont and Fulton, Traffic Signal Improvements
  • North Ave Elm to Fig
  • Dakota Ave east of Cornelia
  • West Ave Overlay, Olive to Golden State
  • Orangewood south of Hamilton concrete repairs
  • Lansing, Blackstone to Glenn concrete repairs
  • Dayton & Third concrete repairs
  • Hamilton Ave between Chestnut & Winery
  • Winery Overlay, Butler to Hamilton
  • Hughes Ave Overlay, Ashlan to Emerson
  • West (east side) south of Clinton (concrete)
  • West Ave (west side) Ashlan to Griffith (concrete)
  • Shields east of Valentine (concrete)
  • Bullard/Brawley/Calimyrna/Marty Neighborhood (concrete)
  • Bluff Overlay, Van Ness to the easterly limit
  • Channing Overlay, West to Kearney
  • Hazelwood Overlay, Ventura to Butler
  • El Paso-Angus Overlay, Fresno to Nees connector
  • Maroa Ave Overlay, Dakota to Ashlan (City/County joint project) Maple Ave Overlay, Olive to Belmont
  • Emerson, West to Marks
  • Hughes, Shields to Dakota
  • Barstow, First to Millbrook
  • Olive, Fresno to Clovis
  • Cedar-Jackson-Jensen-Church Neighborhood
  • North & Fig Improvements
  • West Ave (west side) Ashlan to Griffith (concrete)
  • Shields east of Valentine (concrete)
  • Bullard/Brawley/Calimyrna/Marty Neighborhood (concrete)
  • Sierra Overlay, Blackstone to Maroa (City/County joint project)
  • Bluff Overlay, Van Ness to the easterly limit
  • Channing Overlay, West to Kearney
  • Hazelwood Overlay, Ventura to Butler
  • Helm, Belmont to Harvey (City/County joint project)
  • Dakota-Hampton-Millbrook-Ninth Neighborhood
  • Clay Overlay, Peach to City/County limit
  • El Paso-Angus Overlay, Fresno to Nees connector
  • Maroa Ave Overlay, Dakota to Ashlan (City/County joint project)
  • Maple Ave Overlay, Olive to Belmont
  • Cedar Ave Overlay, Barstow to Bullard
  • Nees Ave Overlay, First to Millbrook
  • Bullard-Sierra-Millbrook-Cedar Neighborhood (concrete)

Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan

The Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan is the City’s continued effort to identify and develop class I bike trails in accordance with the March 2, 2017, adopted Active Transportation Plan.

The plan will result in concept drawings as well as an analysis identifying where it is possible to construct corridors of the citywide trail network, and which areas have the greatest need. The plan will highlight areas of the trail network which have been looked at for feasibility. The plan will build on past plans relevant to the project areas, and be utilized to apply for future grant funding.

The draft plan comment period was October 23, 2019 – November 12, 2019. A hearing is scheduled on February 13, 2020 for final plans to be reviewed and approved by City Council.

City of Fresno trail and street crossing

Recycled Water Transmission Mains

In October 2015, the City of Fresno began construction of recycled water pipelines which will convey recycled water across the City for use at open spaces, parks, street medians, golf courses, cemeteries, and groundwater recharge facilities. The Recycled Water Transmission Mains (RWTMs) will connect to the existing Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility, where the City is constructing a new advanced treatment facility. The treatment process uses micro and membrane technology to clean the water to meet the state and federal standards for non-drinking uses.

RWTMs Fact Sheet
RWTM Letter English
RWTM Letter Spanish
RWTM letter Hmong
Pedestrian Tip Sheet (English)
Pedestrian Tip Sheet (Spanish)
Pedestrian Tip Sheet (Hmong)

Recycled Water Transmission Main map segment SW1D

Complete Streets

On October 10, 2019, Fresno City Council adopted the Complete Streets Policy.

A complete street is a transportation facility that is planned, designed, operated and maintained to provide safe mobility for all users while connecting to a larger transportation network

The City of Fresno recognizes the need for complete streets and will accommodate elements that create a complete street wherever it is feasible. A complete street is a transportation facility that is planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe mobility for all users – including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit vehicles, trucks, and motorists – appropriate to the function and context of the facility while connecting to a larger transportation network. Every complete street looks different, according to its context, community preferences, the types of road users, and their needs. All complete streets are designed to balance safety, access, and mobility for everyone using the street and are necessary to create connected networks citywide.

Complete Streets Policy (PDF)

a person with a service animal stepping on to a FAX Bus
children walking to school
a cyclist using a bike lane

Standard Drawings and Specifications Update, Addendum No. 7

The below documents represent the Department of Public Works Addendum No. 7 updates to the Standard Drawings and Specifications.  A summary of changes is included within each document.  A public comment period will commence on November 23, 2020, through December 11, 2020.  All comments can be directed to PublicCommentsDPW@fresno.gov.

Standard Drawings Addendum No. 7 Draft
Standard Specifications Addendum No. 7 Draft

Travel by Trail, Fresno! Wayfinding Plan

What is wayfinding signage?

Wayfinding signs are used in public places to help people find their way to destinations and preferred routes. You may have seen wayfinding signage near popular visitor destinations, in downtown areas, or even in the airport or at the mall. Wayfinding signage is designed to help people safely and conveniently reach their ultimate destination and is especially important for those traveling on foot, by bicycle, or on transit.

Why does signage and wayfinding matter?

Wayfinding signage provides clear, accessible information to all users traveling on Fresno’s trails. Specifically, wayfinding signage:

  • Helps visitors and residents become more familiar with options for traveling by transit or bicycle or on foot in Fresno and helps them find the best routes to their destination.
  • Indicates preferred routes that are intended for bicycling and walking and are thus more comfortable and convenient.
  • Provides supplemental information like mileage and travel time, which is especially helpful to encourage more short trips to be made by foot or bicycle instead of driving.
  • Improves safety by alerting drivers to use extra caution around people walking and biking near or along their travel route.

How can I get involved in this project?

Join us for an online public meeting on May 12th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm to learn more about the project, why wayfinding can help improve access to the city’s trails, and to give feedback on proposed trail sign types.

RSVP

If you require Spanish interpretation services for this meeting, please email mschilling@tooledesign.com by May 9th, 2021. (Si necesita interpretación en español para esta junta por favor pida por correo electrónico a mschilling@tooledesign.com antes del 9 de mayo)

Didn’t RSVP? You can still join the meeting on May 12th using the instructions below.

Join via computer (recommended)

For additional questions or feedback, please reach out to Scott Tyler at Scott.Tyler@fresno.gov or at (559) 621-8654.

Wayfinging Signs