On Sept. 8, 2020, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced the opening of the Avenue 10 overpass in Madera County – the second high-speed rail grade separation to open in a month. Grade separations are realigned roadways designed to eliminate hazards, improve safety and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by idling vehicles. The Avenue 10 overpass will allow traffic to cross over the future high-speed rail tracks.
The Avenue 10 overpass is located between State Route 99 and Road 32 and spans more than 116 feet long, 35 feet wide and reaches 42 feet at its highest point.
Several Central Valley small businesses took part in constructing the new grade separation including Becho, Inc.; Landavazo Bros., Inc.; Martinez Steel Corporation; Oliveira Fence, Inc.; McCormick Biological, Inc.; Avison Construction, Inc.; Con-Fab California; Valverde Construction, Inc.; and Safety Striping Service, Inc.
At Avenue 10 between Road 31 and Road 32 in Madera County.