Townsend Public Affairs worked with the City of Tulare to receive $7 million from Proposition 1B for improvements to the Cartmill Avenue Interchange on State Route 99. The proposed project would modify the existing interchange to provide the necessary capacity for future traffic volumes, address safety and design concerns with the current interchange and would facilitate the future development of the entire Cartmill Avenue regional corridor. The project will dramatically improve the safety and capacity of this interchange, which serves a major agricultural and industrial hub in the Central Valley. This allocation provides the final piece of funding for the project, allowing for construction to begin almost immediately.
While Townsend Public Affairs and City staff pursued various State and competitive federal grants for the project, ultimately funding was realized through savings in the Proposition 1B program from the California Transportation Commission.