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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • Heavy construction is underway in Construction Package 2-3, (CP 2-3), the 65-mile stretch between East American Avenue in Fresno County and one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line. There are 490 construction workers dispatched to CP 2-3 as of August 31. Hear from some of them about how this work is changing their lives and the lives of those around them.
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    Heavy construction is underway in Construction Package 2-3, (CP 2-3), the 65-mile stretch between East American Avenue in Fresno County and one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line. There are 490 construction workers dispatched to CP 2-3 as of August 31. Hear from some of them about how this work is changing their lives and the lives of those around them.
    CP 2-3 Workers at Kent Avenue
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, construction crews continue extending the structure across State Route 99 south of Fresno. - Sept. 2018
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    At the Cedar Viaduct, construction crews continue extending the structure across State Route 99 south of Fresno. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • At the overcrossing for Kansas Avenue, west of State Route 43, carpenters construct the concrete forms for the abutments, preparing for a concrete pour at the end of the month. - Sept. 2018
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    At the overcrossing for Kansas Avenue, west of State Route 43, carpenters construct the concrete forms for the abutments, preparing for a concrete pour at the end of the month. - Sept. 2018
    CP 2-3: Kansas Avenue Grade Separation
  • Workers have been excavating the sides of the crossing under State Route 180 (SR 180) outside of downtown Fresno, preparing for the construction of a retaining wall with a rebar mesh and sprayed concrete (also known as shotcrete). Crews have approximately 15 feet more to excavate before they reach the bottom of the trench where a concrete box will be constructed that will carry the trains under SR 180, a rail spur and the Dry Creek Canal. - Sept. 2018
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    Workers have been excavating the sides of the crossing under State Route 180 (SR 180) outside of downtown Fresno, preparing for the construction of a retaining wall with a rebar mesh and sprayed concrete (also known as shotcrete). Crews have approximately 15 feet more to excavate before they reach the bottom of the trench where a concrete box will be constructed that will carry the trains under SR 180, a rail spur and the Dry Creek Canal. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Fresno Trench & SR 180 Passageway
  • The Avenue 12 overcrossing over the BNSF freight tracks has its girders in place, and workers are building a retaining wall adjacent to the structure. The overcrossing, just east of Madera Community College in Madera County, will include one structure that will take traffic over the high-speed train alignment and a separate structure further east that will cross the freight tracks. - Sept. 2018
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    The Avenue 12 overcrossing over the BNSF freight tracks has its girders in place, and workers are building a retaining wall adjacent to the structure. The overcrossing, just east of Madera Community College in Madera County, will include one structure that will take traffic over the high-speed train alignment and a separate structure further east that will cross the freight tracks. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Avenue 12 Grade Separation
  • At Avenue 15, just east of Road 29 in Madera County, the piers for a supporting bent structure have been poured, rebar for the west abutment is in place, and fill dirt has been trucked in for the westside embankment. The Authority is currently ooordinating with BNSF for a permit to work over the railroad tracks. - Sept. 2018
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    At Avenue 15, just east of Road 29 in Madera County, the piers for a supporting bent structure have been poured, rebar for the west abutment is in place, and fill dirt has been trucked in for the westside embankment. The Authority is currently ooordinating with BNSF for a permit to work over the railroad tracks. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • On the south bank of the San Joaquin River, crews are finishing up construction of the remaining support columns, while on the north bank of the river the final pier cap has been poured. - Sept. 2018
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    On the south bank of the San Joaquin River, crews are finishing up construction of the remaining support columns, while on the north bank of the river the final pier cap has been poured. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • The concrete bridge deck for the Avenue 11 overcrossing has been poured and wing walls constructed along the sides that will tie the structure in with the embankment. - Sept. 2018
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    The concrete bridge deck for the Avenue 11 overcrossing has been poured and wing walls constructed along the sides that will tie the structure in with the embankment. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Avenue 11 Grade Separation
  • At Avenue 8 in Madera County, crews construct wing walls for the single span bridge east of State Route 99. Approximately 35,000 lbs. of deck rebar is being tied on the bridge deck.  The bridge deck is currently scheduled to be poured in early October. - Sept. 2018
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    At Avenue 8 in Madera County, crews construct wing walls for the single span bridge east of State Route 99. Approximately 35,000 lbs. of deck rebar is being tied on the bridge deck. The bridge deck is currently scheduled to be poured in early October. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Avenue 8 Grade Separation
  • At Kent Avenue, utility relocation continues and concrete is poured for that overcrossing’s abutments.  - Sept. 2018
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    At Kent Avenue, utility relocation continues and concrete is poured for that overcrossing’s abutments. - Sept. 2018
    CP 2-3: Kent Avenue Grade Separation
  • At the northern end of Construction Package 1, large concrete girders are being set for the overcrossing at Road 27 in Madera County. - Sept. 2018
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    At the northern end of Construction Package 1, large concrete girders are being set for the overcrossing at Road 27 in Madera County. - Sept. 2018
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
  • Checking in on the first half of 2018 and the construction of high-speed rail. In our latest Construction Update video, see where construction stands on more than a dozen sites, including the work that's now underway on Construction Package 2-3 and Construction Package 4. You can find more information by visiting BuildHSR.com
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    Checking in on the first half of 2018 and the construction of high-speed rail. In our latest Construction Update video, see where construction stands on more than a dozen sites, including the work that's now underway on Construction Package 2-3 and Construction Package 4. You can find more information by visiting BuildHSR.com
    High-Speed Rail Construction Update- Summer 2018
  • The Dragados-Flatiron JV, CP 2-3 Pre-Cast Facility is a facility in Hanford is unlike any other in California. Watch our latest video to see how this facility will be capable of creating an entire bridge worth’s of girders in just a few days’ time. See more pictures of the facility at BuildHSR.com
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    The Dragados-Flatiron JV, CP 2-3 Pre-Cast Facility is a facility in Hanford is unlike any other in California. Watch our latest video to see how this facility will be capable of creating an entire bridge worth’s of girders in just a few days’ time. See more pictures of the facility at BuildHSR.com
    Pre-Cast Facility in Hanford
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