This article in the paper caught my eye today
Construction will start this month on the widening of Highway 99 starting in Kingsburg and ending in Goshen — taking the highway from two lanes to three in both directions. Officials had a groundbreaking for the project Friday.
“This is important to our region. It will save lives and help the environment,” said Rudy Mendoza, a staff member for Congressman Devin Nunes, R-Visalia. “One word describes what we’re doing here: progress.”
The widening project, coming in at $110 million, is expected to be complete in mid 2014, Caltrans says. The majority of the project is being funded by Proposition 1B, which allocated $8 billion for transportation projects since it was approved by voters in 2006. The widening will remove the highway’s median and oleanders and add lanes through the 14-mile stretch between Goshen and Kingsburg.