High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

High-speed rail work on Fresno highways moves along, but at higher costs

Contractors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority have started widening the shoulders of Highway 180 north of downtown Fresno, preparing for the excavation of a trench to carry high-speed train tracks under the freeway. A few miles north, work by Caltrans to relocate a 2-mile stretch of Highway 99 to make room for high-speed trains is going to cost about $35 million more than originally estimated.

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High-speed rail plans Madera stop

After the better part of a decade complaining about being a “fly-by” area on California’s proposed high-speed train system, Madera is poised to be another stop on the bullet-train line between Fresno, Merced and San Jose.

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High-speed rail leaders put Merced back on initial route

California high-speed rail leaders proposed putting Merced back on the initial route but put off a vote Thursday on a revised business plan to give state officials more time to assuage lawmakers and citizens upset by the recent decision to first send the train to Northern California rather than the Los Angeles area.

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Open house will update high-speed rail work in Madera

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its contractor, Tutor Perini / Zachry / Parsons, will hold an open house in Madera to give residents an update on construction of the state’s high-speed rail project, particularly a three-mile extension of work north of Madera. The information session will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Madera County Library, 121 N. G St.

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Cosmopolitan reopens at new downtown Fresno location

Crowds pack the relocated Cosmopolitan at the corner of O and Ventura streets in downtown Fresno on Monday, July 18, 2016. Owner Gary Lanfranco shows off some of the old restaurant that made the move. Read why the restaurant moved at fblinks.com/cosmo
SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Cosmopolitan reopens at new downtown Fresno location 2:05

Cosmopolitan reopens at new downtown Fresno location

How high-speed rail construction will juggle Highway 180 traffic 3:16

How high-speed rail construction will juggle Highway 180 traffic

High-speed rail workers move massive girders into place for new bridge 1:02

High-speed rail workers move massive girders into place for new bridge

Construction for support structures beginning on new Fresno bridge 1:04

Construction for support structures beginning on new Fresno bridge