Other Location Info
The City of Porterville is located in the southeastern portion of the San Joaquin Valley, at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The City is approximately 70 miles south of Fresno and 50 miles north of Bakersfield, in the south central portion of Tulare County. Visalia, the County seat, is approximately 30 miles to the northwest. (see Figure 2 1) Neighboring communities include Strathmore, Springville, Terra Bella, Tipton, Pixley, Woodville, Richgrove, and Lindsay. Sequoia National Park is approximately 50 miles to the northeast. Porterville is served by State Routes 65 and 190 and is approximately 17 miles east of State Route (SR) 99, a major San Joaquin Valley transportation arterial. Success Reservoir (Lake) and Dam are located on the Tule River approximately five miles east of Porterville. The proposed Project is for the road reconstruction of Union Avenue between Indiana and Jaye Streets. The total Area of Potential Effect (APE) is approximately one-half mile in length.
The coordinates for the centroid of the road reconstruction Project are: 36.033770 N. -119.014833 W.
The City of Porterville proposes to reconstruct a portion of Union Avenue between Indiana and Jaye Streets, approximately one-half mile in length. The reconstruction would include the widening of Union Avenue to the standard width of 56 ft right of way; improving Western Street to Orange Avenue to correct drainage issues, completing the connection of Chess Terrace to Union Avenue, and improving Cottage Street south of Union Avenue. Project activities include pavement; water, sewer, and storm drain installation; curb, gutters, sidewalks and landscaped parkways; streetlights, and possible utility relocation. Some of these activities may involve property acquisition as necessary. The APE is 4.6 acres.
No trees or vegetation will be removed as part of this Project or any of its activities.
Generally, construction would occur between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. This road reconstruction project would require temporary staging and storage areas for materials and equipment; all prospective staging areas are within the Project APE.
Reconstruction of the approximately one half-mile section of Union Avenue is anticipated to take approximately six months. Likely construction equipment would include excavators, backhoe, compaction rollers and work trucks.
Although construction is not expected to generate hazardous waste, field equipment used during construction has the potential to contain various hazardous materials such as diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, grease, solvents, adhesives, paints, and other petroleum-based products.
City staff would handle the ongoing future maintenance of the Project area and project related infrastructure.