The urban stretch of 41 running through Fresno was upgraded to freeway standards, intersecting State Road 99 to the south. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the freeway portion was extended several miles beyond Fresno, in both directions.
A microcosm of Fresno, the Blackstone corridor represents our past, present and potential for a revitalized future as a city.
Better Blackstone is supported by the organizational and partnership building capacities of Fresno Metro Ministry and community development partner, the Relational Culture Institute (RCI). Initial financial supporters in the Better Blackstone Association development effort include Resources Legacy Fund and Fresno Regional Foundation.