The Cartmill Interchange Ribbon Cutting is coming soon! The Cartmill interchange will expand the Cartmill street to six lanes and prepare the interchange for future development in the area, and better connect the area to the Outlet malls nearby. The project was funded by Tulare City’s proposition 1B ($7 million) and Tulare County’s Measure R ($15.3 million), and was designed by OMNI-MEANS in Visalia.
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This project entails two closely-spaced roundabouts at the SR 198 Eastbound & Farmersville intersections located to the south of SR 198. The Roundabouts will serve as the gateway entrance into the City from SR 198, the main east-west highway in the Central Valley. There are a number of commercial businesses (restaurants, gas stations, and small retail) visible from the highway and accessed via Noble Avenue. Future developments also planned on a number of vacant sites in the immediate area, including a shopping center with a full-size grocery store and industrial park. The roundabouts will increase capacity at the interchange by improving traffic flows at the intersections.
When compared to two-way stops, all-way stops, and traffic signals, roundabouts result in : 35% reduction in all accidents, 76% reduction in injury accidents, 90% reduction in fatal accidents.