Groundbreaking for SR-99/SR-219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction

Kiernan_InterchangeSALIDA, CA—Members of the public are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the SR -99/SR-219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m., at the fire station in the northwest corner of the SR-99/SR-219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange.

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham; Terry Withrow, Stanislaus County Supervisor; Andre Boutros, Executive Director, California Transportation Commission; Dinah Bortner, Caltrans District 10 Deputy Director; and other dignitaries will participate.

Stanislaus County and the California Department of Transportation are reconstructing the SR-99/SR-219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange in the community of Salida. The project will help meet future traffic demands, alleviate traffic congestion, and improve the overall operation of the interchange. Increasing the efficiency of the interchange will also encourage the free flow of goods and services for the region and the State.

The project will replace the existing bridge, as well as on and off ramps; provide improved operations for turning movements to and from State Route 99; and construct associated local road improvements at Sisk Road and Salida Boulevard.

Construction is beginning this month, April 2013, and is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2016.

The overall project is being funded by the Stanislaus County Public Facilities Fees, environmental mitigation fees, and the State Route 99 Proposition 1B Bond Savings Funds.

For more information: (209) 464-8707, Ext. 101