Another milestone on high-speed rail project in California

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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The Jackson Avenue Grade Separation.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, announced the opening of the Jackson Avenue Grade Separation, the first completed high-speed rail structure in Kings County.

The new overcrossing is located between S.R. 43 and Seventh Avenue, south of the city of Hanford. It is 212 ft long, 35 ft wide and takes traffic over the future high-speed rail tracks.

“We’re proud to continue to work with Kings County in getting the Jackson Avenue Grade Separation open for residents,” said Garth Fernandez, the Authority’s Central Valley Regional Director. “Grade separations such as this ensure a safe operating high-speed rail corridor. This is one of several structures in the Central Valley to be completed this year.”

The new structure is the latest sign of progress throughout the Central Valley, following the recent completion of the Avenue 15 ½ Grade Separation in Madera County and the South Avenue Grade Separation in Fresno County. In addition, the Authority recently awarded contracts to advance design along the Merced-to-Madera and Fresno-to-Bakersfield project sections, expanding the 119-mile segment to 171 miles of electrified high-speed rail under development and construction.

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