February 2020 Edition
Updates Per Project
In north Fresno at the San Joaquin River Viaduct, crews have begun placing concrete to form the center spans of the viaduct’s signature arches – representing the entrance into the City of Fresno. Crews have also begun stripping the falsework of the arches on either side of the viaduct.
At the edge of Madera County just north of the San Joaquin River Viaduct, crews continue to haul in embankment/dirt to form the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls of the future overcrossing at the Avenue 7 and Road 33 intersection. Eastbound Avenue 7 when exiting State Route (SR) 99 remains closed at this time. Traffic going eastbound will be detoured to the Avenue 9 exit.
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.
Construction Package 4 construction crews have now poured 465 cubic yards of concrete to form the deck at the Garces Highway Viaduct. Now that the concrete is cured, crews are now working on installing post-tensioning ducts and rebar to form the structure’s stems. More concrete will be poured later in February.
In the center of town at the Wasco Viaduct, crews have poured a total of 32 columns to the west and 11 columns to the east side of the pergola structure. Now, crews are working on the falsework for the edge girders that connects all the columns together. The Wasco Viaduct will be nearly a mile long when complete.