Watch: Drone footage of second high-speed rail overpass finished in the last month in Calif.

Written by RT&S Staff
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The Kent Avenue Grade Separation in Kings County, Calif.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, announced the completion of the Kent Avenue Grade Separation—the second high-speed rail overpass to open to traffic in Kings County within the last month.

The Kent Avenue Grade Separation is located along Kent Avenue west of S.R. 43 and south of Hanford. The overcrossing is 215 ft long, 35 ft wide and takes traffic over the future high-speed rail tracks. Crews placed 12 precast concrete girders spanning 56 to 91 ft long to form the deck of the structure. 

This new structure is the latest sign of progress in the Central Valley, following this summer’s completion of the Jackson Avenue Grade Separation in Kings County and the Avenue 15½ Grade Separation in Madera 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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