The Millerton Road Widening project is located east of the community of Friant, just south of Millerton Lake. The proposed project would reconstruct and widen a 1.7-mile stretch of Millerton Road from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided arterial roadway from North Fork Road to the State Park Entrance at Millerton Lake. This proposal encompasses the first phase of a larger 4.7-mile roadway improvement project.
The four-lane roadway would improve safety for motorists, accommodate existing and projected future traffic demands, and improve traffic operations. Paved shoulders with signed and striped Bicycle Lanes would also be included in the project. The total Phase 1 project cost, including environmental mitigation, right-of-way and construction, is estimated to be approximately $27.6 million. Excluding the costs expended to date, the remaining cost is estimated at $24.1 million.
The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program is a discretionary grant program overseen by the United States Department of Transportation. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 appropriated $1.5 billion for national infrastructure investments in FY 2018, to be awarded on a competitive basis for capital investments in surface transportation projects.
The BUILD grant, if awarded to the County of Fresno for the Millerton Road Widening Project, could provide up to $25 million toward construction of Phase 1.
Below are the attachments for the TIGER grant application:
- Project Narrative
- Benefit Cost Analysis Spreadsheets
- Funding & Costs
- TIGER Collison Data
- FONSI (Bureau of Reclamation)
- CEQA MND & NOD
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan
- Army Corps of Engineers NWP
- State Clearinghouse Documents
- SHPO Section 106 Concurrence Letter
- US Fish & Wildlife Service Biological Consultation
- Letters of Support
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