Earlier this week, the JMA Team was honored to be present for the first Union Pacific Railroad train to operate on the newly constructed Downtown Fresno shoofly as part of our work on the California High Speed Rail Construction Package 1.
CP1, a 32-mile stretch between Madera to Fresno, was the first significant construction contract executed for the high-speed rail program. This package includes 12 grade separations, two viaducts, one tunnel, a major river crossing, and the realignment of State Route 99.
JMA is the engineer of record for the Tutor/Perini/Zachry/Parsons (TPZP) joint venture for the design of the three shooflies of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) mainline in Fresno at locations in Downtown, the Westside Wye and West Herndon Avenue. These 3 shooflies, totaling over 14,000 feet of new track, will enable the construction of four underpasses of UPRR required to establish the high-speed train alignment adjacent to UPRR through Fresno.