I examined the California Highways & Public Works volumes which were published from 1924 through 1967 for clues to the origin of the Midway Palm and Pine. While not overtly stated a possible clue to the origin of the Midway Palm and Pine can be found in the April 1928 California Highways & Public Works. During said volume a contract to rebuild and pave 6.5 miles of US Route 99 (then part of Legislative Route Number 4) south of Madera is stated as having been recently advertised.
The May/June 1928 California Highways & Public Works notes Callahan Construction was awarded the contract to rebuild/pave 6.5 miles of US Route 99 from Arcola School south towards Herndon at the San Joaquin River.
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The attached resolution proposes to approve for future consideration of funding the following project for which a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) has been completed:
• State Route (SR) 99 in Madera County. Widen SR 99 from four lanes to six lanes in Madera County. (PPNO 6297)
This project is located on SR 99 from just north of Avenue 7 to Avenue 12 (post miles 0.1 to 8.1) in Madera County. The scope of the project is to widen SR 99 in Madera County. One lane would be built in each direction in the highway median to create a six-lane highway. Additionally, the existing lanes and shoulders of SR 99 would be rehabilitated, and a concrete median barrier would be installed along with an auxiliary lane at the Avenue 12 northbound off-ramp. This project is currently programmed in the 2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for a total of $110,873,000, which includes STIP funding, local funds, Proposition 1B SR 99 funds, and Senate Bill 1 Trade Corridor Enhancement Program funds. Of the total programmed $110,873,000 amount, there is an unfunded need of