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FRESNO, Calif. – Traffic will be impacted on State Route 180 (SR 180) near downtown Fresno beginning in July as significant work on the Fresno Trench and the 180 passageway begins. This work is part of a project to construct a more than two-mile long, 40-foot deep trench that will allow high-speed trains to pass under SR 180 and other existing structures. This is the first underground construction being done as part of the high-speed rail system. Read more about the project in our latest news release or watch how lane shifts will be carried out in the video above.



Latest Developments



  • Photo Release: First Girders Go Up on New Tuolumne Street Bridge in Downtown Fresno Ahead of Schedule

  • High-Speed Rail Authority and Energy Commission Team Up to Make California Greener

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) announced that they have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will ensure that the high-speed rail program will help California meets its climate goals and become a greener state. Click here to read the full press release.


  • May Construction Update: Before and After photos of Progress in the Central Valley

    FRESNO, Calif. – For the May Construction Alert, we wanted to give you examples of how noticeable our progress has been. To that end, we have included some "before" photos to complement the latest photos from our work sites. Where work is just beginning, we have included available renderings of what the finished products will look like. For more updates be sure to visit BuildHSR.com.

  • UOP Study: High-Speed Rail Helping Improve California Economy and Central Valley Unemployment

    A new report from the University of the Pacific's Center for Business and Police Researcher predicts California's economy will continue to grow and high-speed rail is playing a key factor. Among the highlights in the report: Fresno saw its unemployment rate drop to single-digits last year for only the fourth time in the past 25 years. The report says HSR construction will help keep that expansion going in 2016 and 2017. Click here to read the full California & Metro Forecast.



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High-Speed Rail: It's Happening

California High-Speed Rail: It's Happening. Check out our newest video that will be airing in DMV offices around the state. You can see more proof that "it's happening" right now at BuildHSR.com.




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Use QuickMap to find information on how high-speed rail construction is impacting road travel in your area. You can also find real-time traffic information from across the state, including traffic congestion, lane closures, and chain controls.