On November 4th, members of both Tulare County and Fresno County broke ground on the project that will expand Avenue 416 from a two-lane road to a four-lane road between Tulare and Fresno Counties.
This event brought Supervisor Steve Worthley and Supervisor Buddy Mendes from Fresno County together, along with the mayor of Dinuba, Joey Morales, and Ted Smalley, the director of TCAG.
This busy road, only getting busier with time, will be beneficial to all parties involved. In his speech, Supervisor Worthley noted how this project will help local businesses by moving goods and people from the 99 freeway and allow greater ease of access into Tulare County.
Additionally, this project will improve the safety for those traveling on this road. There will be dedicated turn lanes and traffic signals to improve road conditions for drivers. The safety aspect is what pushed all the involved parties to make this project a priority.
This project would not be possible without Measure R funds and the collaborative effort between agencies.