Lindsay Route 65 and Route 198/245 Operational Improvements Project

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Project Description

Caltrans, in cooperation with the Tulare County Association of Governments, is proposing several operational improvements on State Route 65, State Route 198, and State Route 245 in Tulare County. The improvements would include building a roundabout at the junction of State Route 198 and State Route 245 (post miles 19.5 to 20.0, 0.0 to 0.2), building a roundabout on State Route 65 (post miles 29.7 to R30.3) near Tulare Road in the city of Lindsay and realigning State Route 65 (post miles 29.0 to R30.4) near Lindsay from Avenue 224 (Lindmore Street) to just east of Cedar Avenue, which would include building two roundabouts.


Graphic of a project location map for the Lindsay Route 65 and Route 198/245 Operational Improvements Project


Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow, address current and future traffic operational needs, and alleviate congestion.


Traffic projections for the project limits show an increase in traffic volume over time, which would result in longer motorist delays, excessive congestion and queuing (a long line of vehicles) at the existing intersections within the project limits, and potential traffic backups onto the State Route 65 mainline in Lindsay. All three project locations would have independent utility and logical termini.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local 0 Percent
State 11.47 Percent
Federal 88.53 Percent
Construction Cost $73,980,000 (includes all project locations)


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed Fall 2020
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed Spring 2026 (Location 1 only)
Design to be completed Spring 2026 (Location 1 only)
Advertise Summer 2026 (Location 1 only)
Construction to begin Fall 2026 (Location 1 only)
Construction to be completed Fall 2027 (Location 1 only)


Project Contact

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone:  (559) 445-2409




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.