NEWS RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Completes Overcrossing at Davis Avenue in Fresno County ​

October 30, 2023

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced the completion of its eighth high-speed rail structure in the Central Valley this year. The Davis Avenue overcrossing in Fresno County is now open to traffic.

This grade separation, which will take traffic over the future high-speed rail lines and is designed and constructed by Dragados-Flatiron/Joint-Venture, is located between Fowler Avenue and State Route 43 in Fresno County. The overcrossing spans approximately 416 feet long and 32 feet wide and is made up of nearly 1,600 cubic yards of concrete and 400,000 pounds of rebar.

A photo taken from atop the Davis Avenue Overcrossing, stark concrete with painted traffic lines. The horizon is in the distance, the future high-speed rail alignment disappearing over it. Lush orchards frame the right of way on either side.A cloudless sky is the backdrop for the Davis Avenue Overcrossing, shot from below. Dry flat earth is below, which will be the route the tracks take under Davis Avenue. A worker crane is in frame, as well as a small number of trees from surrounding lush orchards.

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“We’ve made huge strides across the valley and in all construction packages,” said Garth Fernandez, Central Valley Regional Director. “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.”

This summer, the Authority announced the completion of the Merced Avenue grade separation, McCombs Avenue grade separation and Poso Avenue underpass in Kern County.

Earlier this year, the Authority announced the completion of the Elkhorn Avenue overcrossing in Fresno County and grade separations at Idaho and Dover avenues in Kings County. The Authority also announced the completion of the Cedar Viaduct, a high-speed rail signature structure in Fresno County, in May.

Since the start of construction, the Authority has created more than 11,000 construction jobs, a majority going to residents from the Central Valley. The Authority has begun work to extend the 119 miles under construction to 171 miles of future electrified high-speed rail from Merced to Bakersfield. There are more than 25 active construction sites in California’s Central Valley, with the Authority having also environmentally cleared 422 miles of the high-speed rail program from the Bay Area to the Los Angeles Basin.

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