State Route 99 Selma to Fowler Rehabilitation Project

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NB SR-99 at Merced St. off-ramp set to close on Thursday, April 21


Project Description

State Route 99 northbound and southbound lanes will be rehabilitated, shoulders will be widened and replaced with continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP), and a center median paved with asphalt and a concrete barrier will be installed in the center. All ramps will be rebuilt with HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt). The northbound freeway profile will be lowered at the Manning Avenue overcrossing to increase vertical clearances. The project includes culvert replacement, updating curb ramps, guardrails, signs, and electrical replacements.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 99 in the northbound and southbound directions from the McCall Avenue undercrossing in the City of Selma to the north of Merced Street undercrossing in the City of Fowler in Fresno County.


The project will install reinforced concrete paving, which will extend the life of the roadway and help minimize future maintenance in the area.


Ramp Closures

The work will close several on-ramps/off-ramps between the City of Selma and the City of Fowler at various project stages. Those ramps will be northbound/southbound Manning Avenue, northbound/southbound State Route 43, northbound/southbound Merced Street northbound/southbound Floral Avenue, and northbound/southbound 2nd Street.

Northbound State Route 99 Manning Avenue Ramps Closure - January 2022

For public and worker safety, Caltrans has closed State Route 99 at the Manning Avenue on-ramp and off-ramp for three to four months as crews work on northbound State Route 99 from north of Floral Avenue in Selma to the Merced Street Bridge in Fowler.

In January, crews detoured northbound traffic onto the paved highway median; the traffic switch is expected to last for the next four months.

Northbound State Route 99 Merced Street Off-Ramp Closure - April 2022

In April 2022, for public and worker safety, crews will close the off-ramp on northbound State Route 99 at Merced Street in Fowler; the closure is expected to last four months.

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Detour Routes

During the ramp closures of northbound State Route 99 at Manning Avenue, the primary detour for motorists traveling on the mainline is to use the next exit, which would be northbound State Route 99 at Merced Street.

Local traffic is encouraged to use Golden State Boulevard to Merced Street in Fowler to merge onto the northbound State Route 99 on-ramp.

The Manning Avenue on-ramp and off-ramp will reopen in April 2022; at this time, the off-ramp on northbound State Route 99 at Merced Street will be closed. Motorists traveling on the highway are encouraged to use the Manning Avenue off-ramp and Golden State Boulevard to access Merced Street in Fowler.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $78,700,000
Federal Not Applicable
Construction Cost $78,700,000



  • City of Fowler
  • City of Selma


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Construction to begin June 2021
Construction to be completed Fall 2023


Project Contact

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone:  (559) 916-8183


Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.