FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. – In a news release, California High-Speed Rail Authority announced it has completed its eighth high-speed rail structure this year.
In a news release, California High-Speed Rail Authority announced it has completed its eighth high-speed rail structure this year. Located in the Central Valley, the Davis Avenue overcrossing is a grade separation that will allow traffic to travel above future high-speed rail lines. The grade separation was designed and constructed by “Dragados-Flatiron/Joint-Venture” and is “located between Fowler Avenue and State Route 43 in Fresno County.” The Davis Avenue overcrossing is made up of almost 1,600 cubic yards of concrete and 400,000 pounds of rebar and is 416 feet long and 32 feet wide.
Central Valley Regional Director said: “We’ve made huge strides across the valley and in all construction packages. . . Our goal is to keep this momentum, complete more structures, open more roadways, and complete our first construction package in the coming weeks, closing out 2023 closer to our goal of getting passenger service running in California.”
Earlier this year, RT&S reported on the completion of other CHSRA projects, including the Elkhorn Crossing, also in Fresno County. According to the Rail Authority, it has “created more than 11,000 construction jobs, a majority going to residents from the Central Valley,” since the beginning of construction. Currently, there are over 25 active construction sites in the Central Valley, and the Authority has “environmentally cleared 422 miles of the high-speed rail program from the Bay Area to the Los Angeles Basin.”