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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • In these challenging times, high-speed rail is moving ahead full speed. More than 4,000 men and women have been dispatched to build the future of transportation in our state, and the number keeps climbing. #CaliforniaForAll
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    In these challenging times, high-speed rail is moving ahead full speed. More than 4,000 men and women have been dispatched to build the future of transportation in our state, and the number keeps climbing. #CaliforniaForAll
    4,000 Workers: Building the Future of California
  • Workers making final touches on Avenue 15 in Madera County. - June 2020
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    Workers making final touches on Avenue 15 in Madera County. - June 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, crews have placed 38 of the 40 girders across the superstructure spanning State Route 99 (SR 99). - April 2020
    False
    At the Cedar Viaduct, crews have placed 38 of the 40 girders across the superstructure spanning State Route 99 (SR 99). - April 2020
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • Work is nearly complete at the Avenue 15 and 10 overcrossings in Madera County. Both overcrossings are expected to be open this spring. - April 2020
    False
    Work is nearly complete at the Avenue 15 and 10 overcrossings in Madera County. Both overcrossings are expected to be open this spring. - April 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls for the Avenue 7 and Road 33 grade separations. - April 2020
    False
    Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls for the Avenue 7 and Road 33 grade separations. - April 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 7 Grade Separation
  • Ironworkers are hard at work at the Wasco Viaduct in Kern County. Crews are continuing to drill shafts where rebar will be placed to form columns for the pergola structure. - April 2020
    False
    Ironworkers are hard at work at the Wasco Viaduct in Kern County. Crews are continuing to drill shafts where rebar will be placed to form columns for the pergola structure. - April 2020
    CP4: Wasco Viaduct
  • At Pond Road, just west of State Route 43 (SR 43) in Kern County, laborers are grading Pond Road for the falsework pads of the structure. - April 2020
    False
    At Pond Road, just west of State Route 43 (SR 43) in Kern County, laborers are grading Pond Road for the falsework pads of the structure. - April 2020
    CP 4: Pond Road Viaduct
  • This month, Idaho Avenue was closed to traffic to allow hauling to begin for construction of an overpass. - April 2020
    False
    This month, Idaho Avenue was closed to traffic to allow hauling to begin for construction of an overpass. - April 2020
    CP 2-3: Idaho Avenue
  • Concrete trucks are staged at Kimberlina Road near SR 43 where workers are placing concrete into the shafts of the foundation of the viaduct structure. - April 2020
    False
    Concrete trucks are staged at Kimberlina Road near SR 43 where workers are placing concrete into the shafts of the foundation of the viaduct structure. - April 2020
    CP 4: Kimberlina Road
  • Crews are currently pile-driving concrete production piles at the northern portion of the Hanford Viaduct near Grangeville Boulevard. Nearly 7,000 production piles will be needed to provide foundation support for the Hanford Viaduct, which will take high-speed rail trains over Grangeville Boulevard, the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and State Route 198. - Jan. 2020
    False
    Crews are currently pile-driving concrete production piles at the northern portion of the Hanford Viaduct near Grangeville Boulevard. Nearly 7,000 production piles will be needed to provide foundation support for the Hanford Viaduct, which will take high-speed rail trains over Grangeville Boulevard, the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and State Route 198. - Jan. 2020
    CP 2-3: Hanford Viaduct
  • An animated rendering of a high-speed rail train passing over the San Joaquin River Viaduct in North Fresno.
    True
    An animated rendering of a high-speed rail train passing over the San Joaquin River Viaduct in North Fresno.
    CAHSR Animation: San Joaquin Viaduct
  • An animated rendering of a high-speed train passing through a section of the Pacheco Pass near Casa de Fruta.
    True
    An animated rendering of a high-speed train passing through a section of the Pacheco Pass near Casa de Fruta.
    CAHSR Animation: Pacheco Pass
Road Closures & Detour Alerts
Construction Project Map
Incredible progress continues to be made at the active construction sites for high-speed rail, with two projects nearing completion. Select each of the project images below to learn more.
Faces of HSR
Paving the Way for High-Speed Rail Waterway Crossings

Paving the Way for High-Speed Rail Waterway Crossings

Vik Bapna’s Fullerton-based firm looks at how high-speed rail bridges, overpasses impact waterways. Read More >

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