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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.

  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
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    The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
    California High-Speed Rail Construction Update - Summer 2021
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
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  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
    True
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
    California High-Speed Rail Construction Update - Summer 2021
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s August 2021 Construction Update highlights the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Highlights include summer progress across all high-speed rail construction packages and engagement with Fresno stakeholders as we plan for the future Fresno high-speed rail station. The Authority currently has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. Design-builder contractors Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders together have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day. For more information about ongoing construction, visit: www.buildhsr.com
    False
  • Wasco Viaduct and Pergola. July 2021
    False
    Wasco Viaduct and Pergola. July 2021
    Wasco Viaduct and Pergola. July 2021
    CP4: Wasco Viaduct
    False
  • Garces Highway Viaduct in Kern County.
    False
    Garces Highway Viaduct in Kern County.
    Garces Highway Viaduct in Kern County.
    CP 4: Garces Highway Viaduct
    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
  • McCombs Road Bridge. July 2021
    False
    McCombs Road Bridge. July 2021
    McCombs Road Bridge. July 2021
    CP 4: McCombs Road
    False
  • Kimberlina Viaduct in Kern County south of Wasco. July 2021
    False
    Kimberlina Viaduct in Kern County south of Wasco. July 2021
    Kimberlina Viaduct in Kern County south of Wasco. July 2021
    CP 4: Kimberlina Road
    False
  • Keith Villagrana and Desrae Ruiz, Ironworkers
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    Keith Villagrana and Desrae Ruiz, Ironworkers
    Keith Villagrana and Desrae Ruiz, Ironworkers
    Over 5,500 jobs created building high-speed rail.
    Looking to make a change? Join our team.
    Working on the nation’s first high-speed rail program requires a variety of experts.
    True
  • In anticipation for a full road closure along Elkhorn Avenue, crews conducted road work along the Fowler-Elkhorn bypass. - May 2021
    False
    In anticipation for a full road closure along Elkhorn Avenue, crews conducted road work along the Fowler-Elkhorn bypass. - May 2021
    In anticipation for a full road closure along Elkhorn Avenue, crews conducted road work along the Fowler-Elkhorn bypass. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: Elkhorn Avenue
    False
  • Hanford Viaduct total length is 6,334 ft. The superstructure consists of 978 California Wide Flange Girders. This is the largest structure, not only on CP2-3, but on the entire project so far. - May 2021
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    Hanford Viaduct total length is 6,334 ft. The superstructure consists of 978 California Wide Flange Girders. This is the largest structure, not only on CP2-3, but on the entire project so far. - May 2021
    Hanford Viaduct total length is 6,334 ft. The superstructure consists of 978 California Wide Flange Girders. This is the largest structure, not only on CP2-3, but on the entire project so far. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: Hanford Viaduct
    False
  • With the deck and superstructure nearly complete at the South Avenue Grade Separation completed in Fresno County, crews are now paving the structure and installing guard rail along the structure. - May 2021
    False
    With the deck and superstructure nearly complete at the South Avenue Grade Separation completed in Fresno County, crews are now paving the structure and installing guard rail along the structure. - May 2021
    With the deck and superstructure nearly complete at the South Avenue Grade Separation completed in Fresno County, crews are now paving the structure and installing guard rail along the structure. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: South Avenue Grade Separation
    False
  • At State Route 43 in Fresno County, crews are working on the footings and columns on east side of SR 43 for the future Tied Arch Bridge. - May 2021
    False
    At State Route 43 in Fresno County, crews are working on the footings and columns on east side of SR 43 for the future Tied Arch Bridge. - May 2021
    At State Route 43 in Fresno County, crews are working on the footings and columns on east side of SR 43 for the future Tied Arch Bridge. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: State Route 43 Overcrossing
    False
  • April 2021 drone footage of the Wasco Viaduct.

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OVERVIEW
The Wasco Viaduct will take high-speed trains over the existing BNSF freight tracks and will be nearly 2,000 feet long when complete.

LOCATION
The Wasco Viaduct is located south of the City of Wasco near Jackson Avenue.

CURRENTLY
The Wasco Viaduct continues to take shape with plenty of work happening across the entire structure. To the north, crews are placing temporary forms for future sound walls that will reach 34-feet high. Close by, crews are placing the bulk head on the end of the section footing in preparation for a concrete pour. Nearly 290 cubic-yards will be needed for the footing. At the pergola section crews continue to tie rebar on the upper edge girders while carpenters are placing forms for the upper edge girder for concrete placement.
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    April 2021 drone footage of the Wasco Viaduct. www.BuildHSR.com (Projects) .... OVERVIEW The Wasco Viaduct will take high-speed trains over the existing BNSF freight tracks and will be nearly 2,000 feet long when complete. LOCATION The Wasco Viaduct is located south of the City of Wasco near Jackson Avenue. CURRENTLY The Wasco Viaduct continues to take shape with plenty of work happening across the entire structure. To the north, crews are placing temporary forms for future sound walls that will reach 34-feet high. Close by, crews are placing the bulk head on the end of the section footing in preparation for a concrete pour. Nearly 290 cubic-yards will be needed for the footing. At the pergola section crews continue to tie rebar on the upper edge girders while carpenters are placing forms for the upper edge girder for concrete placement.
    HSR Drone - Wasco Viaduct
    April 2021 drone footage of the Wasco Viaduct. www.BuildHSR.com (Projects) .... OVERVIEW The Wasco Viaduct will take high-speed trains over the existing BNSF freight tracks and will be nearly 2,000 feet long when complete. LOCATION The Wasco Viaduct is located south of the City of Wasco near Jackson Avenue. CURRENTLY The Wasco Viaduct continues to take shape with plenty of work happening across the entire structure. To the north, crews are placing temporary forms for future sound walls that will reach 34-feet high. Close by, crews are placing the bulk head on the end of the section footing in preparation for a concrete pour. Nearly 290 cubic-yards will be needed for the footing. At the pergola section crews continue to tie rebar on the upper edge girders while carpenters are placing forms for the upper edge girder for concrete placement.
    False
  • At Davis Avenue, crews are working on the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) coping, the portion of the retaining wall that hides the top edge of the facing panels.- May 2021
    False
    At Davis Avenue, crews are working on the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) coping, the portion of the retaining wall that hides the top edge of the facing panels.- May 2021
    At Davis Avenue, crews are working on the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) coping, the portion of the retaining wall that hides the top edge of the facing panels.- May 2021
    CP 2-3: Davis Avenue
    False
  • Aerial view of the Cedar Viaduct. Visit the project page to see more aerial photos. - May 2021
    False
    Aerial view of the Cedar Viaduct. Visit the project page to see more aerial photos. - May 2021
    Aerial view of the Cedar Viaduct. Visit the project page to see more aerial photos. - May 2021
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
    False
  • Crews have kicked off work at the Tulare Street and Ventura Street underpasses. Both underpasses will serve as grade separations eliminating the current Union Pacific railroad crossings. - May 2021
    False
    Crews have kicked off work at the Tulare Street and Ventura Street underpasses. Both underpasses will serve as grade separations eliminating the current Union Pacific railroad crossings. - May 2021
    Crews have kicked off work at the Tulare Street and Ventura Street underpasses. Both underpasses will serve as grade separations eliminating the current Union Pacific railroad crossings. - May 2021
    CP 1: Tulare Street Undercrossing
    False
  • Aerial look at the columns that will make up the Conjeo pergola and viaduct. - May 2021
    False
    Aerial look at the columns that will make up the Conjeo pergola and viaduct. - May 2021
    Aerial look at the columns that will make up the Conjeo pergola and viaduct. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: Conejo Avenue
    False
  • On the west side of McCombs Road, crews are hauling embankment fill for the future overcrossing. - May 2021
    False
    On the west side of McCombs Road, crews are hauling embankment fill for the future overcrossing. - May 2021
    On the west side of McCombs Road, crews are hauling embankment fill for the future overcrossing. - May 2021
    CP 4: McCombs Road
    False
  • San Joaquin River Viaduct is the Northern Gateway into Fresno. - May 2021
    False
    San Joaquin River Viaduct is the Northern Gateway into Fresno. - May 2021
    San Joaquin River Viaduct is the Northern Gateway into Fresno. - May 2021
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
    False
  • At Road 27, crews continue to haul embankment on the west side of the structure and approximately 150,000 cubic yards of embankment fill has been hauled to date.
    False
    At Road 27, crews continue to haul embankment on the west side of the structure and approximately 150,000 cubic yards of embankment fill has been hauled to date.
    At Road 27, crews continue to haul embankment on the west side of the structure and approximately 150,000 cubic yards of embankment fill has been hauled to date.
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
    False
  • At the Tule River Viaduct in Tulare County, traffic has been rerouted to allow crews to begin substructure work including drilling and setting rebar cages for the future columns of the viaduct. - May 2021
    False
    At the Tule River Viaduct in Tulare County, traffic has been rerouted to allow crews to begin substructure work including drilling and setting rebar cages for the future columns of the viaduct. - May 2021
    At the Tule River Viaduct in Tulare County, traffic has been rerouted to allow crews to begin substructure work including drilling and setting rebar cages for the future columns of the viaduct. - May 2021
    CP 2-3: Tule River Viaduct
    False
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