An asphalt overlay resurfacing project was recently completed on two roadways in Tulare County in anticipation of increased traffic on those routes once high speed rail construction begins nearby. Crews have also begun construction of an earthen embankment in southern Fresno County that will form the foundation for high speed trains. Utility relocation, demolition, clearing and grubbing, and other preliminary activities are underway to prepare the 65-mile corridor for construction.
From East American Avenue in Fresno County to one-mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line.
Construction has begun on part of Construction Package 2-3 in Kings County. Just west of State Route 43 (SR 43) trucks working for contractor Dragados/Flatiron, Joint Venture (DFJV) have begun bringing in approximately 300,000 cubic yards of fill-dirt to create crossings over the high-speed rail lines for Kent Avenue and Kansas Avenue, which will be realigned from their current corridor.
Preparation for construction is ongoing.