Friday , February 23 2024

Fresno Residents West Of Highway 99 Look Forward To New Plan, Fewer Traffic Jams

Think for a moment about neighborhoods in Fresno. Maybe you thought of the Tower District, or Fig Garden? Or perhaps it was Woodward Park or Sunnyside. What about the area west of Highway 99, between Clinton, Herndon and Grantland Avenues. Today it’s a checkerboard mix of subdivisions, rural homes, and farmland. And getting across Highway 99 to the rest of Fresno, and over the railroad, and Golden State Boulevard is a traffic nightmare. Now, the city is starting a new effort that aims to solve some big problems for area residents. One such resident is Victoria Cuesy-Jimenez . She drive across Highway 99 three times every morning. Her commute begins at her home just north of the Island Water Park. She drives across Herndon to drop her son, Michael, off at school. Then she drops off her daughter, Elizabeth, which requires doubling back under the highway. “And then I go to work,” says Cuesy-Jimenez . “I take Shaw so it’s a bit of a commute. I mean, not too bad. It’s all within close

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