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Fulton Perspective

Fulton Street Pedestrian Scramble

A pedestrian scramble is a type of traffic signal movement that temporarily stops all vehicular traffic, thereby allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time. The 1-page document below shows how to safely use a pedestrian scramble.

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.

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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:

  • Emerson, West to Marks
  • Hughes, Shields to Dakota
  • Barstow, First to Millbrook
  • Olive, Fresno to Clovis
  • Cedar-Jackson-Jensen-Church Neighborhood
  • North & Fig Improvements
  • Bridge Deck Rehab Phase 2
  • West Ave (west side) Ashlan to Griffith (concrete)
  • Shields east of Valentine (concrete)
  • Marks Ave Overlay, Ashlan to Dakota
  • Bullard/Brawley/Calimyrna/Marty Neighborhood (concrete)
  • Sierra Overlay, Blackstone to Maroa (City/County joint project)
  • Bluff Overlay, Van Ness to the easterly limit
  • Second St-Jensen Ave Frontage Rd-Fourth-Date Ave
  • Channing Overlay, West to Kearney
  • Hazelwood Overlay, Ventura to Butler
  • Helm, Belmont to Harvey (City/County joint project)
  • Cedar Ave Overlay, Barstow to Bullard
  • Dakota-Hampton-Millbrook-Ninth Neighborhood
  • Clay Overlay, Peach to City/County limit
  • Lane-Kings Canyon-Maple Neighborhood (concrete repairs)
  • Nees Ave Overlay, Fresno to Millbrook
  • Chestnut Ave Overlay, Bullard to Herndon
  • Bullard-Sierra-Millbrook-Cedar Neighborhood (concrete)
  • El Paso-Angus Overlay, Fresno to Nees connector
  • Maroa Ave Overlay, Dakota to Ashlan (City/County joint project)
  • Maple Ave Overlay, Olive to Belmont

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

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

Police Department Southeast Substation

The calls for the Police Department in the current Southeast Substation have grown significantly over the years, and now the current substation cannot accommodate the number of staff required to respond efficiently and effectively to the calls received.  This project will allow a new larger and more modern Southeast Substation to be built that is more centrally located to the southeast area of Fresno and will provide the required space and amenities for staff to perform their duties more timely and effectively. Tentative start is March 2019 with a project duration of 280 working days.

City officials break the ground at the site of the new Southeast Police Station

City officials break the ground at the site of the new Southeast Police Station

Light Up Fresno – LED Conversion

The City approved an On-Bill Financing program with PG&E in the amount of $10,237,062 for the replacement of all remaining high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights throughout the City with energy efficient liquid emitting diode (LED) fixtures. This loan is a zero interest loan.

The construction project begins in March 2019 and should complete at the beginning of 2020. The 36,000 streetlights to be replaced will result in estimated annual savings on electrical usage of $1.6 million. For additional questions contact 311.

LED Conversion location map

Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan

The City of Fresno Department of Public Works is happy to announce the Trail Expansion Feasibility Plan is ready for public review and comment!  This email serves as notice and to provide you access to the City of Fresno Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan Public Comment DRAFT

City of Fresno Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan Administrative Draft (PDF)

Hard copies are available at the City Hall Public Works Administrative Reception area with a cost recovery fee, Room 4016 (City Hall is located at 2600 Fresno Street). Alternate formats are available upon request.

The 21-day Public Comment period will be from October 23, 2019 – November 12, 2019.   You may provide your comments in the following ways:

  1. Email your comments to: PublicCommentsDPW@fresno.gov
  2. Send your comments via US Mail to:
    City of Fresno Public Works Department, Design Services
    Attn: Viridiana Llanos, Project Manager
    2600 Fresno Street, Rm. 4016
    Fresno, CA 93721

***NOTE: COMMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM ON NOVEMBER 12, 2019; please take this into consideration if you choose to mail comments***

If you have any questions, please call the project manager at: (559) 621-8720 or via email at: viridiana.llanos@fresno.gov

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.

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)

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children walking to school
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