The Kent Avenue Grade Separation is located along Kent Avenue west of State Route 43 and south of Hanford. The overcrossing is 215 feet long, 35 feet wide and takes traffic over the future high-speed rail tracks. Crews placed 12 pre-cast concrete girders spanning 56 to 91 feet long to form the deck of the structure.
Kent Avenue Grade Separation
Updates Per Project
November 1, 2022
On Oct. 12, 2022, the Kent Avenue Grade Separation was opened to traffic in Kings County. The Kent Avenue Grade Separation is located west of State Route 43 and south of Hanford. The overcrossing is 215 feet long, 35-feet wide, and takes traffic over the future high-speed rail tracks. To complete the structure, 12 pre-cast concrete girders spanning 56 feet to 91- feet long were placed to form the deck of the structure.
April 27, 2019
With girders set, work gets underway constructing the deck of the overcrossing at Kent Avenue. Crews are tying rebar preparing for a concrete pour that will enclose the ends of the girders, while other members of the crew work on forming the deck.
December 27, 2018
At the overcrossing for Kent Avenue, workers are beginning construction of the bridge deck’s support piers. A rebar cage is lowered into a drilled shaft then filled with concrete. A second rebar cage is attached then concrete forms set to form the column. A flared pier cap will next be constructed on top of the columns to support the bridge deck.
November 24, 2018
A mile to the north of Kansas Avenue at the overcrossing for Kent Avenue, excavation for the high-speed train passageway has been completed. Ironworkers are now tying rebar for the bridge deck’s support piers.
October 24, 2018
At the overcrossing for Kansas Avenue, west of State Route 43, carpenters construct the concrete forms for the abutments, preparing for a concrete pour at the end of the month. Meanwhile, a mile to the north at Kent Avenue (right), utility relocation continues and concrete is poured for that overcrossing’s abutments.
September 24, 2018
Construction of two overcrossings in CP 2-3 continues with the installation of concrete forms and tying rebar for abutments. At the crossing for Kansas Avenue west of State Route 43, crews tie rebar for columns that will be lowered into drilled shafts and filled with concrete to form the foundation for an abutment. About a mile north, at Kent Avenue, another crew sets concrete forms to begin the construction of an abutment.