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In early September, crews shut down State Route (SR) 43 and placed 19 of the 20 girders needed to form the superstructure of the Avenue 88 grade separation. The shortest girders were nearly 59-feet long and weighed nearly 66,000 lbs. while the longest girders were about 142-feet long and weighed nearly 157,000 lbs. This is the first time girders were placed over a highway and the BNSF rail line in Construction Package 2-3.

When complete, the Avenue 88 Grade Separation will span approximately 485-feet long and will carry traffic over SR 43, BNSF freight lines, and high-speed rail lines.

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July 28, 2020

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 (SR) 43. Crews will pour concrete for the substructure in the next few weeks. The Avenue 88 overcrossing will take traffic over the future high-speed rail line, BNSF freight tracks, and SR 43.