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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • At the San Joaquin River, crews are installing metal decking over the river, concrete super structure elements are being poured to the south of the river, and deck drainage is being installed on completed sections. - February 2019
    False
    At the San Joaquin River, crews are installing metal decking over the river, concrete super structure elements are being poured to the south of the river, and deck drainage is being installed on completed sections. - February 2019
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • Workers on the State Route 180 trench are putting the finishing touches on the walls inside the undercrossing, while others excavate the area outside where the trains will start to come back to grade. - February 2019
    False
    Workers on the State Route 180 trench are putting the finishing touches on the walls inside the undercrossing, while others excavate the area outside where the trains will start to come back to grade. - February 2019
    CP 1: Fresno Trench & SR 180 Passageway
  • Construction crews are now building the flared pier caps that will hold up the viaduct deck and extending the falsework from the already completed section of the Cedar Viaduct. - February 2019
    False
    Construction crews are now building the flared pier caps that will hold up the viaduct deck and extending the falsework from the already completed section of the Cedar Viaduct. - February 2019
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • Crews have poured the concrete deck and barrier walls along the sides of the Avenue 12 high-speed rail overcrossing. - February 2019
    False
    Crews have poured the concrete deck and barrier walls along the sides of the Avenue 12 high-speed rail overcrossing. - February 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 12 Grade Separation
  • At Road 27 in Madera county, crews have begun pouring concrete for diaphragms, which are the structures that connect the girders along the sides to stabilize the superstructure. - February 2019
    False
    At Road 27 in Madera county, crews have begun pouring concrete for diaphragms, which are the structures that connect the girders along the sides to stabilize the superstructure. - February 2019
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
  • Recent cold temperatures and rain have held up final asphalt paving for the roadway leading up to the bridge at Avenue 11. - February 2019
    False
    Recent cold temperatures and rain have held up final asphalt paving for the roadway leading up to the bridge at Avenue 11. - February 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 11 Grade Separation
  • At Avenue 15, construction is underway on both sides of the tracks as workers complete the central pier and start work on the eastern abutment. - February 2019
    False
    At Avenue 15, construction is underway on both sides of the tracks as workers complete the central pier and start work on the eastern abutment. - February 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • Crews at American Avenue, the southern end of Construction Package 1, have begun constructing the diaphragms to stabilize the bridge superstructure. - February 2019
    False
    Crews at American Avenue, the southern end of Construction Package 1, have begun constructing the diaphragms to stabilize the bridge superstructure. - February 2019
    CP 1: American Avenue Grade Separation
  • The California Department of Transportation and the California High-Speed Rail Authority held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February 2019 to mark the completion of work on the “State Route 99 Realignment for High-Speed Rail” project in the City of Fresno. The project shifted portions of the highway between Ashlan Avenue and Clinton Avenue 80 to 100 feet to the west to make room for the high-speed rail alignment.
    True
    The California Department of Transportation and the California High-Speed Rail Authority held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February 2019 to mark the completion of work on the “State Route 99 Realignment for High-Speed Rail” project in the City of Fresno. The project shifted portions of the highway between Ashlan Avenue and Clinton Avenue 80 to 100 feet to the west to make room for the high-speed rail alignment.
    State Route 99 Realignment for High-Speed Rail
  • Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
    False
    Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
    CP 4: Garces Highway Viaduct
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