On April 17th the transit center was completed. “The new Transit Center makes it convenient to reach educational opportunities at Reedley College and the Vocational Training Center, to go to medical appointments, work or shopping,” according to Blanca Beltran, Dinuba’s Public Works Director. It will improve downtown and aesthetics in the area as well. The center offers the following services: Transit Service, 1st time homebuyer program, housing rehabilitation program accepting utility payments, Cooling Center, Free Wi-Fi, & Park and Ride. The project had a price tag of $1.5 million funded by a combination of California Transportation Development Act and Proposition 1C funds.
The Cartmill and Bardsley rail grade seperations have been completed ! These grade separations greatly improve cross town access to motorists, allowing cars to safely pass under or over the train while a train is coming by. This project was made possible from Measure R, matched 1:1 by our Federal Government.
The Avenue 416 Kings River Bridge project is part of the overall project to widen Mountain View/Avenue 416 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from State Route 99 in Fresno County to the City of Dinuba in Tulare County to the east. The bridge project is essentially the first phase of the widening of this corridor, which consists of constructing a new state of the art 4 lane bridge to the north of the existing narrow two lane bridge. The existing bridge required extensive seismic retrofits as well as widening to meet current design codes and funding requirements, making replacement of the existing structure the most economical and preferred alternative. The new structure will be supported by 6-foot diameter CIDH piles that are approximately 120- feet deep constructed with casing oscillator technology. The project team developed a set of construction contract documents that incorporated the requirements of the many regulatory agencies involved, including special provisions for humane bat eviction, arundo eradication, site re-vegetation, temporary water diversions, constructing during the flood season, waterway warning signs, and the incorporation of replacement bat habitat in the design of the new bridge. The design of the new bridge also includes some aesthetic elements that will result in a simple, yet beautiful structure for the residents of Tulare County when complete!
Woodlake transit center was completed in October of 2013. It features four bus shelters, landscaped areas, and will make riding the bus easier in Woodlake. It will make taking the bus much easier for students as well. The project was funded by a statewide transportation bond, proposition 1B ($225K), and Measure R ($595K).