Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, a Joint Venture has executed a contract for Construction Package 1 (CP1) with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) for the design and construction of the initial Madera to Fresno segment of the California high-speed rail system. This 29-mile long project extends from Avenue 17, south of Madera, CA, to American Avenue south of Fresno, CA. The contract is valued at approximately $985 million, plus an additional $53 million in provisional sums. Tutor Perini Corporation is the managing partner of the joint venture team, which includes Zachry Construction Corporation of San Antonio, Texas and Parsons Corporation of Pasadena, California.
Working with the California High-Speed Rail Authority, its program manager, the FRA, and the state’s office of the attorney general, Parsons produced and edited the draft program environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the Merced–San Jose segment of this $42 billion project. Our services also included coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Clean Water Act 404 process, the identification of the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative, and the drafting of responses to comments made at the board meeting on the final program EIR/EIS.
The Florida High-Speed Rail Authority and, subsequently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), selected Parsons to perform project planning, prepare preliminary engineering plans, and complete an environmental impact statement for a high-speed rail connection between Tampa and Orlando, with a future rail link to Miami. The final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and the initial project development and environmental study were completed in three phases in 2005. In May 2010, FDOT received an ROD from FRA for the Tampa-to-Orlando segment — the first ROD in the history of the United States for true high-speed rail.
Parsons, as part of a joint venture, furnished design management and construction management services to the FRA for the Northeast Corridor Improvement project. This project required the development of high-speed rail service along a 456-mile railroad corridor. During the development, Parsons prepared a programmatic environmental impact statement that addressed the entire rail corridor. This effort was also the first major environmental procedure that addressed a corridor project.
The Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) project was the world’s largest rail build-operate-transfer project and uses Japanese Shinkansen technology. THSR has 13 stations along the western corridor in Taiwan for the 346-kilometer mainline. Parsons provided the full range of strategic and management capabilities, quality assurance, and direct technical support for signaling.
Parsons was a 20 percent equity partner in a joint venture with Tutor-Saliba for a design-build contract called the Mid-Corridor Trench Project. The contract included the design, construction, and installation of trackwork and railway signals and train control systems that extended the limits of the entire Corridor approximately five additional miles from each end of the Mid-Corridor Trench.
The Richmond/San Rafael Bridge is a major crossing of the San Francisco Bay, connecting Marin County to the East Bay. This 4.5 mile span carries over 60,000 vehicles per day. This became the largest and most technically complex award ever made by Caltrans. The project required extensive collaboration with Caltrans and field engineered modifications to the planned design. Although many changes did occur, the project finished significantly faster and closer to its budget than any of the other bridge replacement and retrofit projects that were underway at the same time.
This design-build project is for the line, trackwork, systems, structures testing and start-up for the San Francisco Airport Extension. The contract site is approximately eight miles long includes line and trackwork facilities which extends 7.4 miles from the end of the Colma, CA. The work includes furnishing all management, coordination, professional services, labor, equipment, materials and other services required to provide an operational extension to the Existing BART transit system.
This is a five-level interchange at the intersection of U.S. 75 and Interstate 635. Zachry performed design support services during construction. The project included 43 bridges, covering 2.3 million square feet; 630 columns; and 591,000 square feet of concrete paving. The interchange allows eight lanes of traffic on U.S. 75 and 10 lanes of traffic on I-635. These numbers translate to nearly 60 lane-miles of new roadway.