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On Sept. 8, 2020, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced the opening of the Avenue 10 overpass in Madera County – the second high-speed rail grade separation to open in a month. Grade separations are realigned roadways designed to eliminate hazards, improve safety and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by idling vehicles. The Avenue 10 overpass will allow traffic to cross over the future high-speed rail tracks.

The Avenue 10 overpass is located between State Route 99 and Road 32 and spans more than 116 feet long, 35 feet wide and reaches 42 feet at its highest point.

Several Central Valley small businesses took part in constructing the new grade separation including Becho, Inc.; Landavazo Bros., Inc.; Martinez Steel Corporation; Oliveira Fence, Inc.; McCormick Biological, Inc.; Avison Construction, Inc.; Con-Fab California; Valverde Construction, Inc.; and Safety Striping Service, Inc.

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Updates Per Project

July 28, 2020

Crews have finished cutting and installing expansion joints at Avenue 10 and have also completed paving and striping. This bridge is close to completion and will be open to traffic this summer.

September 27, 2019

Construction has begun on the abutments for an overcrossing at Avenue 10 in Madera County. The crossing will take Avenue 10 traffic over the future high-speed rail line, just like the recently completed crossings at Avenue 8 and Avenue 11. Also like those crossings the roadway will be completely closed during construction with traffic detoured to Avenue 11 and Avenue 9.