First High Speed Rail structure in Kern County completed
Last updated 11/17/2020 at 9:55pm | View PDF
The Poso Creek Viaduct has been completed and is the first structure in Kern County in the 22-mile segment of the High Speed Rail.
The Poso Creek Viaduct is south of Blankenship Avenue and west of State Route 543, just north of Wasco, reported High Speed Rail Authority Information Officer II Toni Tinoco.
“Our goal is to deliver the greenest infrastructure project in the nation and we’re doing that by protecting our natural resources and important habitats like Poso Creek,” said Garth Fernandez, interim Central Valley regional director. “Thanks to the hard work of our crews and through effective mitigation efforts, we were able to complete this project and restore the environmental footprint in its original state.”
Construction continues in Wasco as the City of Wasco and the High Speed Rail Authority continue their discussion on the destruction of the former farm labor camp site.
City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez and Mayor Tilo Cortez, Jr. continue to meet with staff from the authority.