An approximately 2 mile trench is being built starting between Olive and Belmont Avenues and running to Stanislaus Street in downtown Fresno. Work has begun in an area located near Thorne and H Streets.
Crews will also construct an underground crossing that will travel under State Route 180 as well as the San Joaquin Railroad and Union Pacific tracks and Dry Creek Canal.
The trench will allow high-speed trains to pass underneath SR180 and avoid an at-grade crossing.
- This will be the first section of the alignment to go below grade
- The trench will reach a depth of approximately 40 feet
- The construction at SR 180 will be a top-down project, meaning crews will dig from the top of SR 180 to a depth of approximately 80 feet, construct a portion of the tunnel and then reconstruct the highway.
- The SR 180 work will require lanes shifting (first to the inside, then to the outside) but will not require any lane closures.
Work is currently underway on the trench section. Construction on SR 180 is expected to begin in late February or early March.
Construction and Road
- Shoulder Closures in Kern County- 2/23
- Lane Closures on H Street and Palm Avenue in Fresno – 2/7
- Lane & Shoulder Closures on Cairo Avenue in Kings County – 2/6
- Fresno Greyhound Station Demolition – 01/30
- Multiple Closures on Golden State Boulevard in Fresno – 01/30
- Mariposa Street Lane Closure in Fresno – 01/24
- Tuolumne Street Lane Closures in Fresno – 01/23
- State Route 180 Lane Shift Begins Thursday – 11/10
- Closure on Road 27 (Lake Street) in Madera County – 10/17 (Detour Map Included)
- Construction to Begin for Overpass in Madera County (Detour Map Attached) – September
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- Fresno River Viaduct Construction
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- Road 27 Overcrossing
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