Tranquillity Sidewalk Project

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Calwa is a disadvantaged community and a Fresno County island within the boundaries of the city of Fresno, and an area of persistent poverty. The project includes sidewalk improvements with an emphasis on ADA compliance. The project would provide basic amenities such as pedestrian facilities that are ADA compliant to improve community health and encourage alternative transportation to different destination points. These destination points include community centers, places of worship, local businesses, the U.S. Post Office, and an elementary school (located just outside the project area). Currently, the majority of the proposed project area lacks sidewalks. Pedestrians are forced to either walk on a dirt path or in the street alongside motorized vehicles. Wheelchair users are forced to travel in the street alongside traffic instead of having adequate sidewalk and ADA curb ramp facilities.

Residents and visitors of Tranquillity will enjoy improved access and safety in their journeys to frequented locations in their community without the currently existing barriers. This will encourage them to walk, cycle, or use a wheelchair to get to these destinations instead of using a car.

The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to cost approximately $4,600,000.