CHSRA begins work for Construction Package 4 in Kern County


The California High-Speed Rail Authority and California Rail Builders have started work in Central Valley for Construction Package 4 (CP-4).

CP-4 is a 22-mile long segment which will begin a mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line and reach Poplar Avenue. The current construction is being coordinated by design-builder which is California Rail Builders (CRB), Global Railway Review reported.

The Garces Bridge will be approximately 102-feet in length and 52-feet wide, with abutments at each end and a vertical clearance of just over 15 feet.

Garces Highway will remain at-grade and Scofield Avenue will be realigned to become parallel to the high-speed rail alignment.

CRB has contracted with several small businesses for the Garces Bridge project. To date, 142 workers have been dispatched to work on CP-4, 99 of which come from Kern County.

CP-4 is the third design-build construction contract on the California High-Speed Rail Project. The project is located within the counties of Tulare and Kern, and the city of Wasco. It is bounded in the north by a point approximately one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County Line and terminates in the south at Poplar Avenue, just north of the city of Shafter. The project alignment extends 22 miles in length and will provide jobs and contract opportunities for approximately three years.


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