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Get Ready to Hit the Brakes on Highway 99 in Tulare County!

Beginning January 27th, you can expect the temporary closure of the northbound 99 Traver exit (Exit 106A) as part of the State Route 99 Goshen to Kingsburg 6-Lane Widening Project in Fresno and Tulare Counties.

Northbound State Route 99, Traver off ramp (Exit 106A), will be temporarily closed for approximately 3 weeks beginning Monday, January 27th, 2014.  Motorists are asked to use Merritt Drive off ramp (Exit 106B), just north of this location as an alternative exit.

Please remember that local businesses at this location will remain open during construction so please continue your patronage. 

This $77 million dollar project will widen the existing four-lane freeway to a six-lane freeway from the community of Goshen in Tulare County to just north of the Tulare/Fresno County line near the City of Kingsburg, a total of approximately 13.8 miles.

Quite an Honor

Quite an Honor

Expect Delays on Highway 198/ 99 Connector This Week

Expect Delays on Highway 198/ 99 Connector This Week

Night closures are scheduled this week on eastbound and westbound State Route 198 connector ramps to northbound and southbound State Route 99, near Visalia.

These closures are part of the current State Route 99 Tulare to Goshen-North Segment Widening Project.

This $42 million dollar project will convert an approximate 4 mile section of existing four lane conventional highway to a six lane conventional highway.  The project limits are on State Route 99 near Goshen in Tulare County from just north of Avenue 304 to south of the State Route 198 interchange.  

Night-time lane closures will be as follows: Northbound and Southbound State Route 99, #1 (left lane) within the project limits will be closed August 18th through Friday morning, August 23rd, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each night. 

Commuters may experience delays and are encouraged to take alternate routes whenever possible. 

Heads Up! Hwy. 198 Connectors to Hwy. 99 Will Be Closed

Heads Up! Hwy. 198 Connectors to Hwy. 99 Will Be Closed

Call it an inconvencience... in the name of progress.

Caltrans crews are planning night closures of the eastbound and westbound State Route 198 connector ramps to northbound and southbound State Route 99, near Visalia, in Tulare County next week. 

These closures are part of the current State Route 99 Tulare to Goshen-North Segment Widening Project.

Night-time lane closures will be as follows:

Eastbound State Route 198 connector ramp to Northbound State Route 99 and the Westbound State Route 198 connector ramp to Southbound State Route 99, will be closed Sunday night, June 23rd through Friday morning, June 28th, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Highway 99 Widening Project Groundbreaking This Week

Highway 99 Widening Project Groundbreaking This Week

Get ready for more construction along Highway 99-- but consider it an investment!

Friday, June 7th will be the groundbreaking for the Tulare to Goshen Widening project.

This continues the objective of widening all of Route 99 to a minimum of a six-lane freeway throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

This project will facilitate goods movement and reduce delays.  This project will also improve connectivity by continuing the extension of a six-lane freeway south through northern Tulare County for an additional 4 miles. Reducing congestion at this project location will improve safety.

The stretch affected goes from  Tulare County near Goshen from just south of the West Visalia Overcrossing Bridge to just north of the North Goshen Overcrossing Bridge. 

This capacity increase project proposes to add lanes to change State Route 99 from a 4-lane freeway to a 6-lane freeway through the State Route 198/99 interchange and the Goshen area.

Maximum DUI Enforcement in Effect This Cinco de Mayo Weekend!

Maximum DUI Enforcement in Effect This Cinco de Mayo Weekend!

If you’re planning on celebrating Cinco de Mayo and you plan to indulge with a margarita or tequila—don’t get behind the wheel!

The Avoid the 18 DUI Task Force will be out across Tulare and Kings Counties.

“With Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the rise across the country, alcohol-impaired crashes, injuries and fatalities will also rise,” said Sgt. Chris McLain of the Visalia Police Department. “But buzzed driving is drunk driving, and is never safe or acceptable.

Construction on Highway 99 This Weekend!!!

Construction on Highway 99 This Weekend!!!

CalTrans has scheduled lane closures on northbound State Route 99, in Tulare County this weekend.

Northbound State Route 99 will be down to one lane from Elk Bayou to Avenue 200 on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This closure will also include the northbound State Route 99 off-ramp to Avenue 200 on both days of operation.

Closures may continue for longer periods of time each day if necessary, due to delays caused by weather or uncontrollable events that may occur during maintenance.  These scheduled closures will occur, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.  California Highway Patrol officers will be on site, helping with traffic control. 

Don't forget: “Slow for the Cone Zone.”