Veterans Boulevard Grade Separation

Ghirardelli Associates is providing on-call structural engineering inspection services for the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Grade Separation Phase of the Veterans Boulevard Project.

The City of Fresno, in collaboration with the CHSRA, is proposing to mitigate the closure of the existing UPRR at-grade crossing at Carnegie Avenue by constructing a portion of the Veterans Boulevard Project.

The construction work will result in two lanes of Veterans Boulevard – a bridge structure over the existing UPRR and future High-Speed Rail (HSR) tracks, and a roadway connection from Veterans Boulevard to the future Golden State Boulevard.

The overhead bridge structure will have two spans at a total length of 295 feet and a width of 133 feet. The structure is a cast-in-place post-tension concrete box girder, with all supports using six column bents on large diameter CIDH piles. MSE walls behind the abutments will support the roadway embankment fills.