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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • A look at the San Joaquin River Viaduct as arch construction is underway.
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    A look at the San Joaquin River Viaduct as arch construction is underway.
    San Joaquin River Viaduct - February 2019
  • An aerial look at one of the overcrossings at Avenue 12 in Madera County.
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    An aerial look at one of the overcrossings at Avenue 12 in Madera County.
    Avenue 12 Grade Separation - February 2019
  • An aerial look at the Fresno Trench in Central Fresno.
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    An aerial look at the Fresno Trench in Central Fresno.
    Fresno Trench - February 2019
  • At the Fresno Trench and State Route 180 Passageway crews put the finishing touches on the walls inside the undercrossing, others excavate the area outside where the trains will come back to grade. - Jan. 2019
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    At the Fresno Trench and State Route 180 Passageway crews put the finishing touches on the walls inside the undercrossing, others excavate the area outside where the trains will come back to grade. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Fresno Trench & SR 180 Passageway
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, construction crews continue extending the structure across State Route 99 south of Fresno. Columns for several support piers are rising on both sides of the highway and in the median as well. - Jan. 2019
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    At the Cedar Viaduct, construction crews continue extending the structure across State Route 99 south of Fresno. Columns for several support piers are rising on both sides of the highway and in the median as well. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • At the northern end of Construction Package 1, crews continue building the structures (called diaphragms) that will connect the girders to one another along the sides at the Road 27 Grade Separation in Madera County. - Jan. 2019
    False
    At the northern end of Construction Package 1, crews continue building the structures (called diaphragms) that will connect the girders to one another along the sides at the Road 27 Grade Separation in Madera County. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
  • A little east of Madera Community College, crews have poured the concrete deck and are now setting concrete forms for barrier walls along the sides of the Avenue 12 overcrossing. - Jan. 2019
    False
    A little east of Madera Community College, crews have poured the concrete deck and are now setting concrete forms for barrier walls along the sides of the Avenue 12 overcrossing. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 12 Grade Separation
  • Though the bridge itself is largely complete, recent cold temperatures and rain have held up final asphalt paving for the roadway leading up to it. This crossing for Avenue 11, a little east of Road 30 ½, will take traffic over the high-speed train alignment in Madera County. - January 2019
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    Though the bridge itself is largely complete, recent cold temperatures and rain have held up final asphalt paving for the roadway leading up to it. This crossing for Avenue 11, a little east of Road 30 ½, will take traffic over the high-speed train alignment in Madera County. - January 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 11 Grade Separation
  • As at Avenue 11, the bridge deck for the Avenue 8 overcrossing in Madera County is mostly complete, but final paving for the approaches waits for better weather. - Jan. 2019
    False
    As at Avenue 11, the bridge deck for the Avenue 8 overcrossing in Madera County is mostly complete, but final paving for the approaches waits for better weather. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 8 Grade Separation
  • At Avenue 15, construction is underway again on the west side abutment wall and center pier. The 35-foot-tall west abutment was poured earlier this month. - Jan. 2019
    False
    At Avenue 15, construction is underway again on the west side abutment wall and center pier. The 35-foot-tall west abutment was poured earlier this month. - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • At the overcrossing for Kent Avenue, workers use a crane to set girders for the bridge deck on the three-span structure. A total of 12 girders will be set during this phase. - Jan 2019
    False
    At the overcrossing for Kent Avenue, workers use a crane to set girders for the bridge deck on the three-span structure. A total of 12 girders will be set during this phase. - Jan 2019
    CP 2-3: Kent Avenue Grade Separation
  • At the San Joaquin River Viaduct, foundations have been poured for a cast-in-place concrete arch that will act as the high-speed rail “gateway to Fresno County.” - Jan. 2019
    False
    At the San Joaquin River Viaduct, foundations have been poured for a cast-in-place concrete arch that will act as the high-speed rail “gateway to Fresno County.” - Jan. 2019
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
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