A combination of federal, state, and local Measure C transportation tax funds totaling $7 million will improve streets and sidewalks in Calwa beginning in summer 2025.
Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) secured $4 million in the 2023 federal budget after learning that a county-led survey indicated the top priorities of Calwa residents were road repairs, street lighting, and sidewalks.
“The Calwa Complete Streets project will make a tremendous difference in the community,” Costa wrote in a letter to Fresno County officials.
Sal Quintero, chairman of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, teamed with Costa on the effort.
“This will benefit students who walk to Calwa Elementary School, residents traveling to work, and provide better access for those visiting local businesses,” Quintero said.
The state’s Active Transportation Program is providing $2.7 million, and Measure C is contributing $300,000 for the project.
Calwa is an unincorporated community of about 1,800 people south of Fresno the vicinity of Cedar and Jensen avenues.