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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • Drone footage from the beginning of March shows the shafts that will support a pergola at the Wasco Viaduct to take high-speed trains over existing BNSF freight tracks in Construction Package 4 in Kern County.
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    Drone footage from the beginning of March shows the shafts that will support a pergola at the Wasco Viaduct to take high-speed trains over existing BNSF freight tracks in Construction Package 4 in Kern County.
    March 2020, Drone Footage at Wasco Viaduct
  • Check out new drone footage from early March at Pond Road, one of 11 structures planned for Construction Package 4. Crews are working on an abutment at the site west of State Route 43 and north of the City of Wasco.
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    Check out new drone footage from early March at Pond Road, one of 11 structures planned for Construction Package 4. Crews are working on an abutment at the site west of State Route 43 and north of the City of Wasco.
    March 2020, Drone Footage at Pond Road
  • Drone footage shot in early March shows crews pouring concrete for the crossing that will take high-speed trains over the Garces Highway in Kern County. When complete, the viaduct will be more than 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. To date, nearly 500 construction workers living in Kern County have been dispatched to work on the high-speed rail project. See more about this site at https://www.buildhsr.com/projects/garces_highway_viaduct_93831.aspx
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    Drone footage shot in early March shows crews pouring concrete for the crossing that will take high-speed trains over the Garces Highway in Kern County. When complete, the viaduct will be more than 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. To date, nearly 500 construction workers living in Kern County have been dispatched to work on the high-speed rail project. See more about this site at https://www.buildhsr.com/projects/garces_highway_viaduct_93831.aspx
    March 2020, Drone Footage at Garces Highway Viaduct
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, crews have placed 38 of the 40 girders across the superstructure spanning State Route 99 (SR 99). - April 2020
    False
    At the Cedar Viaduct, crews have placed 38 of the 40 girders across the superstructure spanning State Route 99 (SR 99). - April 2020
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • Work is nearly complete at the Avenue 15 and 10 overcrossings in Madera County. Both overcrossings are expected to be open this spring. - April 2020
    False
    Work is nearly complete at the Avenue 15 and 10 overcrossings in Madera County. Both overcrossings are expected to be open this spring. - April 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls for the Avenue 7 and Road 33 grade separations. - April 2020
    False
    Crews have completed hauling dirt to form the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls for the Avenue 7 and Road 33 grade separations. - April 2020
    CP 1: Avenue 7 Grade Separation
  • Ironworkers are hard at work at the Wasco Viaduct in Kern County. Crews are continuing to drill shafts where rebar will be placed to form columns for the pergola structure. - April 2020
    False
    Ironworkers are hard at work at the Wasco Viaduct in Kern County. Crews are continuing to drill shafts where rebar will be placed to form columns for the pergola structure. - April 2020
    CP4: Wasco Viaduct
  • At Pond Road, just west of State Route 43 (SR 43) in Kern County, laborers are grading Pond Road for the falsework pads of the structure. - April 2020
    False
    At Pond Road, just west of State Route 43 (SR 43) in Kern County, laborers are grading Pond Road for the falsework pads of the structure. - April 2020
    CP 4: Pond Road Viaduct
  • This month, Idaho Avenue was closed to traffic to allow hauling to begin for construction of an overpass. - April 2020
    False
    This month, Idaho Avenue was closed to traffic to allow hauling to begin for construction of an overpass. - April 2020
    CP 2-3: Idaho Avenue
  • Concrete trucks are staged at Kimberlina Road near SR 43 where workers are placing concrete into the shafts of the foundation of the viaduct structure. - April 2020
    False
    Concrete trucks are staged at Kimberlina Road near SR 43 where workers are placing concrete into the shafts of the foundation of the viaduct structure. - April 2020
    CP 4: Kimberlina Road
  • Crews are currently pile-driving concrete production piles at the northern portion of the Hanford Viaduct near Grangeville Boulevard. Nearly 7,000 production piles will be needed to provide foundation support for the Hanford Viaduct, which will take high-speed rail trains over Grangeville Boulevard, the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and State Route 198. - Jan. 2020
    False
    Crews are currently pile-driving concrete production piles at the northern portion of the Hanford Viaduct near Grangeville Boulevard. Nearly 7,000 production piles will be needed to provide foundation support for the Hanford Viaduct, which will take high-speed rail trains over Grangeville Boulevard, the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and State Route 198. - Jan. 2020
    CP 2-3: Hanford Viaduct
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