VIDEO RELEASE: High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Fall 2023 Construction Update

November 22, 2023

FRESNO, Calif. –The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released its Fall 2023 Construction Update highlighting continued progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail project, including 10 structures completed or opened to traffic this year and progress at various construction sites with a record 1,612 workers dispatched to job sites daily in November.

Another significant development is the near completion of Construction Package 4, the southernmost 22-mile stretch of active high-speed rail construction in California’s Central Valley. The update also highlights progress at high-speed rail structures like Conejo Viaduct in Fresno County, Hanford Viaduct in Kings County, and Tule River Viaduct in Tulare County.

Still from the Construction Update video

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Since the start of construction, the Authority has created more than 11,500 construction jobs, a majority going to residents from the Central Valley. On average, nearly 1,500 workers are dispatched to a high-speed rail construction site daily. 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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NOTE: Spanish interviews are available upon request. For more information, contact Ramiro Diaz at or (559) 577-2246.


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