Rail Authority announces lane closures for Olive Avenue in Fresno

Fresno residents who commute through the area of Olive Avenue and Golden State Boulevard can possibly expect traffic delays beginning at 7 a.m. on March 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority said.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Olive Avenue between West Avenue and Golden State Boulevard will be closed on Wednesday, the rail authority said.

Construction crews will be performing utility work as part of the first phase of construction for the high-speed rail in the area, which includes a 29-mile stretch of high-speed rail between Avenue 17 in Madera County to east American Avenue in Fresno County.

Drivers are encouraged to follow lane closure signs.

Private parking structures will continue to be accessible, the rail authority said.

A second phase of the project is expected in the same area on March 23.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez