Fresno Council of Governments approves use of Measure C funds for Hwy 41 widening

The widening project that would add extra lanes on the highway from Elkhorn to Excelsior Avenues in Fresno County.
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno Council of Governments Policy Board voted to use Measure C funds to complete the expanding project of Highway 41 in Fresno County.

The item will now go before the Fresno County Transportation Authority board for final approval on June 9.

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The approval by both the Council of Governments and the FCTA boards will allow Measure C funds to be combined with state and federal funding to finishing Highway 41.

Several funding sources are needed to pay for the approximately $63 million widening project that would add extra lanes on the highway from Elkhorn to Excelsior Avenues.

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A Facebook group advocating for the widening of Highway 41 gained the support of over 4,600 people.

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