Highlights from Chapter 3:
Advancing Through Challenges
We have accomplished the things that we said we were going to do to improve our effectiveness and advance the program. Over the past two years, we more than doubled the number of construction jobs created, more than tripled the number of structures completed or under construction and tripled the number of environmental documents that have been released and certified.
We are moving the program from yesterday to tomorrow. Within the next 12-15 months, we plan to environmentally clear the full 500-mile system from San Francisco to Los Angeles, complete initial construction in Kern County and then begin work on track and systems in the Central Valley.
Key Facts – Central Valley
More than 5,500 construction workers have been dispatched since the start of construction
An average of more than 1,100 workers are dispatched each day to 35 active construction sites along 119 miles
In 2020, overpasses were completed at Avenue 15, Avenue 10 and Avenue 7 in Madera County, and the Poso Creek Viaduct in Kern County
Then and Now
Construction Jobs Created
Structures Completed or in Construction
Environmental Drafts Released and Records of Decision (RODs) Certified
Right-of-Way Parcels Aquired
Miles of Guideways
Monthly Average Expenditures on Design-Build Contracts
Environmental Status and Progress
We are committed to environmentally clearing the 500 miles of the Phase 1 system from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim. With the completion of the environmental reviews for the Bakersfield and Merced extensions, approximately 200 miles are now complete, with 119 miles in active construction. Staff are driving to complete all documents from San Francisco to Los Angeles over the next 24 months.
Environmental Completion text description
This map shows the current status of environmental completion of Phase 1 of the high-speed rail system, as well as projected progress for the next 24 months. Currently, there are 199 miles environmentally cleared in the Central Valley and 130 miles environmentally cleared for the Brightline West project from Victorville, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2021, that 199 miles will increase to 291 including stretched from Bakersfield to Palmdale and Burbank to Los Angeles. In 2022, that will increase to 494 miles environmentally cleared including the full length of San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.
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