180 Braided Ramps Project

FRESNO, Calif.

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Cal Trans unveiled the $49 million plan at a public hearing. It's called the 180 Braided Ramps Project. Essentially, it would eliminate merging by separating freeway ramps. The project is already completely funded by a combination of Measure C, state and federal money. And the initial environmental impact report is finished.

Project Manager, Neil Bretz said, "People now have to merge and weave together to get to get between say if you wanna go to 41 South or 41 North off of 180. In the future, there would be bridges to separate those movements. They don't have to merge together. They go off in different directions."

Cal Trans hopes to break ground no later than 2013. Once the project gets underway, it will take between 18 and 24 months to complete.

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