VIDEO: California High-Speed Rail Authority August 2021 construction progress
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released its August 2021 Construction Update, highlighting summer progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail project.
As development of the California high-speed rail line system continues, the Authority endeavours with its responsibilities for planning, designing, building and operating the nation’s first high-speed rail system. This national first will connect mega-regions of the state, create job opportunities, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, as well as aims to preserve agricultural and protected lands.
Currently, the Authority has 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley within three construction packages. The three construction packages presently open reside with design-builder contractors: Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados-Flatiron/Joint Venture, and California Rail Builders. Collectively, all three have 35 active construction sites with an average of 1,100 workers dispatched each day.
Highlights in the Authority’s August 2021 construction update video (below) include the headway of all high-speed rail construction packages and its engagement with Fresno stakeholders, as the Authority develops plans for the future Fresno high-speed rail station.