State Route 99 Tulare City Widening Project

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to widen State Route 99 in the City of Tulare from just south of the Avenue 200 Overcrossing to the Prosperity Avenue Overcrossing (post miles 25.4 to 30.6). One lane would be constructed in each direction in the freeway median to create a six-lane freeway. The existing lanes, ramps, and shoulders of State Route 99 would be rehabilitated. In addition, the existing Paige Avenue interchange would be reconstructed. The Paige Avenue Overcrossing would be replaced with a wider structure having two lanes in each direction and a pedestrian/bicycle shared path on both sides.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to relieve forecasted traffic congestion, improve truck freight movement, and to improve truck access to the industrial area of the City of Tulare.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $10,520,000
Federal $176,132
Construction Cost $170,000,000



  • Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG)


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed Spring 2022
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed Summer 2025
Design to be completed Summer 2025
Advertise Winter 2025
Construction to begin Spring 2026
Construction to be completed Spring 2029



A Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for this project was posted on the State Clearinghouse CEQANET website on April 21, 2021.


Project Contact

Eric Karlson, Project Manager
Phone: (559) 246-7337

District 6 Public Information Office, Caltrans
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.