Drivers in central Fresno were greeted with some good news Wednesday morning as the Clinton Avenue overpass, closed since April, reopened.
The overpass was shut down as part of the high speed rail construction project. The reopening means drivers from west of Highway 99 will no longer be forced to add costly minutes to their commutes.
Drivers honked and waved to CalTrans workers as the roadway barriers came down in the pre-dawn hours.
Still closed for another week is the Clinton Avenue onramp to northbound Highway 99. Is is scheduled to reopen the second week of November, according to CalTrans spokesman Sam Yniguez.
Complete access to southbound Highway 99 will take several more months.