Construction is currently underway on an overcrossing that will take Avenue 12 traffic over future high-speed and existing BNSF rail lines outside the town of Madera, eliminating the need for the existing at-grade crossing.
On the north side of Avenue 12 a little east of Madera Community College.
Crews have poured the concrete deck and barrier walls along the sides of the Avenue 12 high-speed rail overcrossing. Walls adjacent to the Avenue 12 overpass are also being constructed. The recent rains slowed down the progress of the footings, but walls are starting to be formed on the west side of the tracks. The realignment of the busy roadway with two separate bridges will take traffic over the high-speed rail line and the BNSF freight tracks a little further east.