Heavy equipment and crews prepare to begin building a viaduct over the Fresno River and Highway 145, near the BNSF Railway tracks in Madera — the first major construction in the San Joaquin Valley for California’s high-speed rail project. It’s been more than two years since the California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded the $1 billion construction contract for a 29-mile section of the route in Fresno and Madera counties, but significant delays in acquiring property for right of way stalled the start of construction.
Heavy equipment and crews prepare to begin building a viaduct over the Fresno River and Highway 145, near the BNSF Railway tracks in Madera — the first major construction in the San Joaquin Valley for California’s high-speed rail project. It’s been more than two years since the California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded the $1 billion construction contract for a 29-mile section of the route in Fresno and Madera counties, but significant delays in acquiring property for right of way stalled the start of construction. Tim Sheehan tsheehan@fresnobee.com
Heavy equipment and crews prepare to begin building a viaduct over the Fresno River and Highway 145, near the BNSF Railway tracks in Madera — the first major construction in the San Joaquin Valley for California’s high-speed rail project. It’s been more than two years since the California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded the $1 billion construction contract for a 29-mile section of the route in Fresno and Madera counties, but significant delays in acquiring property for right of way stalled the start of construction. Tim Sheehan tsheehan@fresnobee.com