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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • Essential workers have been on the job all year, day and night, constructing high-speed rail in the Central Valley. See how the now more than 5,000 construction jobs created have resulted in new structures opening throughout the 119 miles of construction. #BuildHSR
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    Essential workers have been on the job all year, day and night, constructing high-speed rail in the Central Valley. See how the now more than 5,000 construction jobs created have resulted in new structures opening throughout the 119 miles of construction. #BuildHSR
    2020 High-Speed Rail Construction Year in Review
  • 2020 has been a year like no other. High-speed rail has continued to move forward this year throughout the state despite COVID-19 challenges. From major environmental actions in Northern and Southern California to a ramp up in construction that included new milestones in worker numbers and five structures opening in a span of about three months, see how high-speed rail is moving ahead full speed into 2021.
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    2020 has been a year like no other. High-speed rail has continued to move forward this year throughout the state despite COVID-19 challenges. From major environmental actions in Northern and Southern California to a ramp up in construction that included new milestones in worker numbers and five structures opening in a span of about three months, see how high-speed rail is moving ahead full speed into 2021.
    California High-Speed Rail: Top Moments of 2020
  • On November 16, 2020 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the opening of the American Avenue overpass in Fresno County. American Avenue is one of 11 grade separations in Fresno County completed for future high-speed rail construction, and is the fifth high-speed rail structure to open in the Central Valley in the last three months.
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    On November 16, 2020 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the opening of the American Avenue overpass in Fresno County. American Avenue is one of 11 grade separations in Fresno County completed for future high-speed rail construction, and is the fifth high-speed rail structure to open in the Central Valley in the last three months.
    CP 1: American Avenue Grade Separation
  • On October 2, 2020, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the opening of the Avenue 7 overpass.
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    On October 2, 2020, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the opening of the Avenue 7 overpass.
    CP 1: Avenue 7 Grade Separation
  • The September 2020 Construction Alert is out now. A lot of progress throughout CP 1, CP 2-3 and CP 4. Plus-- the completion of Avenue 15 and girders placed at South Avenue (pictured here).
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    The September 2020 Construction Alert is out now. A lot of progress throughout CP 1, CP 2-3 and CP 4. Plus-- the completion of Avenue 15 and girders placed at South Avenue (pictured here).
    September Construction Update
  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority today announced the opening of a newly constructed overpass on Avenue 15 in Madera County that will allow traffic to travel over the existing BNSF railroad tracks and the future high-speed rail system. - August 2020
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    The California High-Speed Rail Authority today announced the opening of a newly constructed overpass on Avenue 15 in Madera County that will allow traffic to travel over the existing BNSF railroad tracks and the future high-speed rail system. - August 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • The newly constructed overpass on Avenue 15 in Madera County is now open. It allows traffic to flow over the existing BNSF railroad tracks and the future high-speed rail system.
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    The newly constructed overpass on Avenue 15 in Madera County is now open. It allows traffic to flow over the existing BNSF railroad tracks and the future high-speed rail system.
    Avenue 15 Overpass Completion: August 2020
  • Fly above and along the Wasco Viaduct in Construction Package 4 as the structure begins to take shape. Crews are placing girders to form the pergola to take high-speed trains over existing freight rail tracks. - July 2020
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    Fly above and along the Wasco Viaduct in Construction Package 4 as the structure begins to take shape. Crews are placing girders to form the pergola to take high-speed trains over existing freight rail tracks. - July 2020
    CP4: Wasco Viaduct
  • In July, crews performed the single largest concrete placement at Poso Creek. Crews placed more than 1,000 cubic yards of concrete to form the deck of Poso Creek Viaduct. - July 2020
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    In July, crews performed the single largest concrete placement at Poso Creek. Crews placed more than 1,000 cubic yards of concrete to form the deck of Poso Creek Viaduct. - July 2020
    CP 4: Poso Creek Viaduct
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, crews placed the last two girders across the superstructure spanning State Route (SR) 99. - July 2020
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    At the Cedar Viaduct, crews placed the last two girders across the superstructure spanning State Route (SR) 99. - July 2020
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • At Kansas Avenue in Kings County, crews are nearly complete with an inlet in preparation to relocate the West Fork Canal. The canal is located to the east of the Kansas Avenue overcrossing, taking traffic over the high-speed rail tracks. - June 2020
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    At Kansas Avenue in Kings County, crews are nearly complete with an inlet in preparation to relocate the West Fork Canal. The canal is located to the east of the Kansas Avenue overcrossing, taking traffic over the high-speed rail tracks. - June 2020
    CP 2-3: Kansas Avenue Grade Separation
  • Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the slopes of the future overcrossing at Idaho Avenue. While the slopes settle, a temporary road has been built around the overcrossing to serve as a detour route while crews begin hauling fill to begin construction on an overcrossing to the south at Jackson Avenue. - June 2020
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    Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the slopes of the future overcrossing at Idaho Avenue. While the slopes settle, a temporary road has been built around the overcrossing to serve as a detour route while crews begin hauling fill to begin construction on an overcrossing to the south at Jackson Avenue. - June 2020
    CP 2-3: Idaho Avenue
  • At Avenue 88 in Tulare County, crews are finishing up forming the last substructure located to the east of the existing BNSF tracks and State Route 43 (SR 43). - June 2020
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    At Avenue 88 in Tulare County, crews are finishing up forming the last substructure located to the east of the existing BNSF tracks and State Route 43 (SR 43). - June 2020
    CP 2-3: Avenue 88
  • 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
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    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
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