H Street and Palm Avenue at the northern edge of downtown Fresno will be subject to traffic disruptions starting Tuesday and continuing through mid-April because of construction related to California’s high-speed rail project.
A rural intersection in Kings County east of Laton also will have a daytime lane closure starting Monday.
Contractors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority will begin working on utility relocation chores on H Street in Fresno.
The westbound lane of H Street will be closed to through traffic between Divisadero Street and Belmont Avenue – a stretch of about six-tenths of a mile – on weekdays from Tuesday through March 24.
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Within that area, the left eastbound lane on H Street between Arroyo Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue also will be closed, and the intersection of H and Arroyo will be closed to through traffic.
Work will shift to Palm Avenue from March 27 through April 14. The southbound, left-hand lane of Palm will be closed weekdays between Franklin Avenue and H Street.
Detours will be set up for drivers to get around the construction zones. Traffic heading northwest on H Street will be routed east on Divisadero, and then north on Broadway to Belmont, and then west back onto H Street.
Drivers heading southeast on H Street will be detoured east onto Belmont Avenue, then south on Broadway, and then west on Divisadero back to H Street.
Traffic going east on Arroyo Avenue will be detoured north on Ferger Avenue, then west on Franklin Avenue, and south on Palm onto H Street.
In Kings County, contractors also will be working on utility relocation at Cairo and Ninth avenues.
The westbound lane and shoulder of Cairo Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Monday and continuing through mid-February. A flag person will be in place to direct traffic in the area during the work.
Additional details about the closures are available online at BuildHSR.com.