Welcome to Brightline West’s online meeting!

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about Brightline West’s high-speed rail construction between Victor Valley and Las Vegas.

Community involvement is important to our team. Ongoing stakeholder and public engagement will occur throughout the pre-construction and construction process.

Thank you for participating!

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Overview

Brightline West will connect the 260 miles between Las Vegas, Nevada and Downtown Los Angeles, California, through a series of intercity passenger rail projects.

This virtual meeting will discuss the first segment, connecting Las Vegas and Victor Valley, California, known as the “High Desert Segment.” It is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

The tracks will run in a dedicated and protected rail corridor separated from the highway within the I-15 right-of-way, helping to facilitate the movement of passengers quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Brightline West’s team is working closely with our partners at the Nevada Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation. Importantly, please note that all construction activity for this project is conducted through Brightline West and its contractors.

Economic & Environmental Impact

Brightline West’s rail project between Southern California and Southern Nevada will benefit local communities, adding jobs and contributing meaningfully to economic development efforts throughout Southern Nevada and Southern California.

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Employment:
40,000+ construction jobs
1,000+ permanent jobs

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Economic Impact:
$9B+ economic impact
$1B+ in tax revenue

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Environmental Impact:
Brightline West will also introduce one of the most eco-friendly, sustainable ways to travel, with zero emission electric trains resulting in 400,000 tons of CO2 removed annually and 3M+ cars removed annually.

Nevada Project Schedule

Brightline West will break ground on the High Desert Segment in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a projected construction timeline of approximately three years. Service is expected to begin by the first quarter of 2024. The construction in Nevada has been divided into three geographic segments that begin at the following times:

  • South: 4Q 2020
  • North: 2Q 2021
  • Middle: 2Q 2021

Please note that dates are subject to change.

NV Route and Interaction with I-15

34 miles of track will run in Nevada along the I-15 right-of-way, with no at-grade crossings, from state line to the Brightline West station on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

NV South Segment Construction

Location: From the California/Nevada state line to 21 miles north

Estimated Construction Start: 4Q 2020

Track construction crosses the state line in the median of the I-15, and after two miles will move to the east side of the I-15 for the remainder of the south segment.

Construction to Include:

  • Shifting lanes slightly to allow for median to east side transition
  • Building short bridges over Primm Boulevard and Goodsprings Road
  • Ramp improvements at the Jean/Goodsprings exit 
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation, and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

NV Middle Segment Construction

Location: From the South Segment to the north for 6 miles

Estimated Construction Start: 2Q 2021

I-15 northbound lanes will slightly move to allow the tracks to transition from side-running back into the median of I-15. Tracks will then remain in the median up to St. Rose Parkway in a dedicated and protected corridor with barriers on both sides.

Construction to Include:

  • Improvements at the St. Rose Interchange
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation, and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

NV North Segment Construction

Location: From the Middle Segment to the north for 7 miles

Estimated Construction Start: 2Q 2021

Segment ends at the Las Vegas Station, which is located on the east side of I-15 between Blue Diamond Rd. and Warm Springs Rd.

Construction to Include:

  • Constructing a structure that allows for median-to-east side track transition
  • Interchange improvements at St. Rose Parkway, Starr Avenue, Cactus Avenue, Silverado Ranch Boulevard, and Blue Diamond Road
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation, and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

California Project Schedule

Brightline West will break ground on the High Desert Segment in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a projected three-year construction timeline. Service is expected to begin by the first quarter of 2024. Three phases will comprise the construction in California and begin construction at the following times:

  • South: 4Q 2020
  • Middle: 2Q 2021
  • North: 2Q 2021

Please note that dates are subject to change.

CA Route and Interaction with I-15

135 miles of track will run in California along the I-15 right-of-way, with no at-grade crossings, from the Brightline West station in Victor Valley to the Nevada state line.

CA South Segment Construction

Location: From the Victor Valley station to 39 miles north

Estimated Construction Start: 4Q 2020

Construction to Include:

  • Constructing the side-to-median track entrance north of Hodge Road
  • Improving highway lanes to shift slightly to make room in the median 
  • Interchange improvements at Dale Evans Pkwy, Wild Wash Road, Hodge Road, Outlet Center Drive, Lenwood Drive, and Barstow Road
  • New bridges or replacements at L Street, Avenue H, Old Highway 58, and Fort Irwin
  • Construction of a viaduct in Barstow
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation, and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

CA Middle Segment Construction

Location: From the South Segment to the north for 45 miles

Estimated Construction Start: 2Q 2021

Construction to Include:

  • Improvements to the median and highway shoulders
  • Emergency responder crossover bridges
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation, and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

CA North Segment Construction

Location: From the Middle Segment to the north for 51 miles, ending at Nevada state line

Estimated Construction Start: 2Q 2021

Construction to Include:

  • Constructing tracks in the median of I-15
  • Improvements to the median and highway shoulders
  • Emergency responder crossover bridges
  • Bridge replacements at East Baker Blvd., Bailey Road, and Nipton Road
  • The work has been carefully designed to limit and mitigate impacts, but may include intermittent lane reductions and relocation,  and replacement of highway signs and lighting

Please note that times are estimates and subject to change.

Stay on Track with Brightline West!

Your feedback as a member of our community is critical. Please revisit any of the slides and submit any comments or questions you have. All input will be reviewed and considered. As the project continues, we will hold three additional opportunities for updates and your input. We want to stay in touch.

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