About Caltrans District 6
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6 is headquartered in Fresno. This geographically diverse district is the second largest of the 12 Districts statewide, stretching from the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park in the north to the Mojave Desert. It includes Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties.
From mountain peaks to desert floor, District 6 consists of 476 miles of freeway and 1,554 miles of rural and urban highway. The District has the largest portion of road miles to maintain in the state highway system with 2,030 miles.
Interstate 5 and State Route 99 run the length of District 6, serving as the main north-south arteries for not just the Central Valley, but for the entire state as well. These two routes carry a significant amount of truck traffic that is vital to the agricultural base of the region.
There are more than 250 different crops grown in the Central Valley, including grapes, cantaloupes, tomatoes, cotton, lettuce and citrus fruits. Selma, located in Fresno County, claims itself "Raisin Capital of the World," producing more than 95 percent of the nation's raisin supply within a 40-mile radius.