On Oct. 2, 2020, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the opening of the Avenue 7 overpass – the third high-speed rail structure to open in the last two months. Avenue 7 is one of nine grade separations in Madera County.
When in operation, high-speed rail greenhouse gas emissions savings will be the equivalent of taking more than 400,000 cars off the road each year.
Work at the Avenue 7 overpass included straightening out a bend in the road and realigning Road 33, which travels underneath the structure. The overpass will allow traffic to travel over the future high-speed rail line. The structure spans more than 196 feet long, 43 feet wide and reaches 44 feet at its highest point.
Earlier this summer, the Avenue 10 and Avenue 15 overpasses opened to traffic in Madera County. This project is part of Construction Package 1, the first 32-mile construction area that stretches from Avenue 19 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County.
At Avenue 7 north of the San Joaquin River Viaduct and east of State Route 99 in Madera County.