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Heavy Construction Starts in Kern County for Construction Package 4

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – This week, construction crews are beginning foundation work for a bridge that will carry high-speed trains over Garces Highway in Kern County – marking the first significant construction activity for Construction Package 4 (CP 4). Drill rigs and heavy machinery have been mobilized to the site at Garces Highway near Scofield Avenue where workers have begun drilling shafts 80-feet into the ground. Rebar cages are also being lowered into the shafts and covered with concrete. For more details on the project read our news release or visit BuildHSR.com.

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  • High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Draft 2018 Business Plan, Solicits Public Comments

    Read the Draft 2018 Business Plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With new leadership in place, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released the Draft 2018 Business Plan that transparently acknowledges the project’s challenges and outlines a sensible path forward that will continue to put thousands of Californians to work building the nation’s first high-speed rail system. Read the Draft 2018 Business Plan and leave a comment by visiting the Draft 2018 Business Plan Page.

  • March Construction Update

    FRESNO, Calif. – The March Construction Update is now available featuring a look at the new CEO Brian Kelly and COO Joseph Hedges tour of Central Valley Construction. Watch the video above to hear CEO Kelly’s thoughts as he saw the progress being made in the valley first hand. Also, this month our featured project is the Avenue 12 Grade Separation where girders were placed bringing that project one step closer toward completion.

  • California High-Speed Rail Continues Important Geotechnical Explorations in Santa Clara County

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – As part of the effort to advance the Silicon Valley to Central Valley Line of California’s high-speed rail program, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), along with its geotechnical consultants Kleinfelder, Inc., and Fugro Consultants, have been conducting geotechnical explorations in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County starting in January and continuing into the spring. Watch the video to learn how seismic testing is being used and why a phenomenon called “Rayleigh Waves” is a concern.

  • Small Business Newsletter

    Small Business Newsletter - Volume 6 Issue 1

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The latest issue of Investing in California Small Business features more information on the High-Speed Rail Authority’s new executive team members. Also, learn about the Fresno firm that is moving a mountain—of dirt—to help with the construction of high-speed rail. And how one company is going to the air to learn all about the land below.

  • State Route 99/Clinton Avenue On-Ramp Opening February 21 in Fresno

    Clinton Avenue On-Ramp

    FRESNO, Calif. – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) are pleased to announce the southbound State Route 99 Clinton Avenue on-ramp will open to the public ahead of schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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