California high speed rail Authority to issue RFQs in 90 days for design-build contracts
The California High Speed Rail Authority has anticipated the release of the first request for qualifications (RFQ) within the next 90 days and then a request for proposals (RFP) in early 2012
- A large design-build contract for a section of construction running from the San Joaquin River north of Fresno south through the city of Fresno to approximately East American Way. It will be 26 to 37 miles in length depending on the final alignment selected through the environmental process, including 12 grade separations, 2 viaducts, 1 tunnel and a major river crossing over the San Joaquin River. This package will be in the $1-2 billion range.
- Smaller design-build construction packages in the $500 million - $1 billion range will be divided regionally as follows:
- Approximately 28 miles from approximately East American Way in South Fresno south to approximately Hanford Aroma Road, including 20 grade separations and 3 viaducts.
- Approximately 55 miles in length from approximately Hanford Aroma Road south to approximately Dresser Avenue, including 21 grade separations, one viaduct and 4 river crossings.
- Approximately 14 miles from approximately Dresser Avenue south to approximately Allen Road, including 2 grade separations and 1 major viaduct.
- A fifth package will follow to include all of the track work for the entire length of the initial construction section.
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