Drivers on Palm Avenue in central Fresno have yet another construction area to avoid as the city continues building new water mains.
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Palm Avenue between Belmont Avenue and H Street were closed on Monday and will remain closed around the clock for about three weeks. The closure is for construction of a large-diameter pipeline that will carry drinking water for city residents from a new water treatment plant in southeast Fresno. It is part of the city’s Recharge Fresno program to reduce reliance on pumped groundwater and help recharge the water table.
A detour is in place to route traffic onto Broadway Street between Belmont Avenue and Divisadero Street.