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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • Two spans of girders were set over a couple of days at the end of March, with girders set over the railroad at night in coordination with BNSF railroad. The 35-foot tall, two-span structure will take traffic over the future high-speed train and the existing BNSF freight rail alignment.
    True
    Two spans of girders were set over a couple of days at the end of March, with girders set over the railroad at night in coordination with BNSF railroad. The 35-foot tall, two-span structure will take traffic over the future high-speed train and the existing BNSF freight rail alignment.
    Avenue 15 Timelapse
  • Drone video from December of 2018 and January of 2019 from six construction projects of the California High-Speed Rail project.
    True
    Drone video from December of 2018 and January of 2019 from six construction projects of the California High-Speed Rail project.
    California High-Speed Rail Construction Projects Flyover
  • Crews are installing metal decking over the river, forming the floor of the San Joaquin River Viaduct. - March 2019
    False
    Crews are installing metal decking over the river, forming the floor of the San Joaquin River Viaduct. - March 2019
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • Workers on the US 180 trench are excavating along the trench north of SR 180 which is being lowered another 10 feet to get to the “floor” or invert of the trench. - March 2019
    False
    Workers on the US 180 trench are excavating along the trench north of SR 180 which is being lowered another 10 feet to get to the “floor” or invert of the trench. - March 2019
    CP 1: Fresno Trench & SR 180 Passageway
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, crews are constructing an abutment at the north end of the structure. Fill dirt will eventually be placed to transition trains to and from grade level and the viaduct. The Cedar Viaduct will be about three-quarters of a mile long when it’s complete. - March 2019
    False
    At the Cedar Viaduct, crews are constructing an abutment at the north end of the structure. Fill dirt will eventually be placed to transition trains to and from grade level and the viaduct. The Cedar Viaduct will be about three-quarters of a mile long when it’s complete. - March 2019
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • At Road 27, crews have completed pouring concrete to connect the girder sections on the massive structure in Madera County. - March 2019
    False
    At Road 27, crews have completed pouring concrete to connect the girder sections on the massive structure in Madera County. - March 2019
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
  • At Avenue 15, workers have poured the bent cap on the west side of the overcrossing in addition to the eastern abutment. - March 2019
    False
    At Avenue 15, workers have poured the bent cap on the west side of the overcrossing in addition to the eastern abutment. - March 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • With girders set, work gets underway constructing the deck of the overcrossing at Kent Avenue. - March 2019
    False
    With girders set, work gets underway constructing the deck of the overcrossing at Kent Avenue. - March 2019
    CP 2-3: Kent Avenue Grade Separation
  • At Kansas Avenue crews are putting the final touches on the pier cap forms in preparation for a concrete pour. - March 2019
    False
    At Kansas Avenue crews are putting the final touches on the pier cap forms in preparation for a concrete pour. - March 2019
    CP 2-3: Kansas Avenue Grade Separation
  • Work has begun on abutment construction for an overcrossing at Excelsior Avenue in Kings County on CP 2-3. - March 2019
    False
    Work has begun on abutment construction for an overcrossing at Excelsior Avenue in Kings County on CP 2-3. - March 2019
    CP 2-3: Excelsior Avenue Grade Separation
  • Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
    False
    Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
    CP 4: Garces Highway Viaduct
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