Approved: CHSRA Merced-Bakersfield Final Section

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors recently approved the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Valley Wye portion of the Merced to Fresno line.

The State Route 152 (North) to Road 11 Wye alignment was selected from four alternatives.

The approximately 50-mile Central Valley Wye, located near the city of Chowchilla, will serve as the junction for the high-speed rail system connecting San Jose to Fresno, San Jose to Merced, and Merced to Fresno.

The board’s action “represents another major milestone for this project as we have now completed the environmental reviews for the entire 171-mile stretch between Merced and Bakersfield,” said CEO Brian Kelly.

For related CHSRA news on the 49-mile project that would provide service between the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco and the San Jose Diridon Station, click HERE.

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