California High-Speed Rail

Construction Package 1

Project Details


Tutor Perini Civil
Design-Build Contractor
Contract Amount: $1.9 Billion

Becho, Inc.
Drilled-Shaft Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $75 Million

Fisk Electric Company
Electrical Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $19.5 Million

Desert Mechanical Inc.
Mechanical Subcontractor
Contract Amount: $355,000

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Madera, CA to Fresno, CA

Parsons Transportation Group Inc.

32 Miles


Project Description

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Construction Package 1 (CP1) is the first significant construction contract executed on the Initial Operating Section of the High-Speed Rail project in California’s Central Valley. The CP1 construction area is a 32-mile stretch between Avenue 19 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County, including major work elements in downtown Fresno. It includes 12 roadway / railroad grade separations, two mainline viaducts, one tunnel, realignments of existing railroad tracks, utility relocations, roadway relocations, two trench sections, and a major river crossing over the San Joaquin River.

The CP1 design-build contract was awarded to Tutor Perini / Zachry / Parsons (TPZP), a Joint Venture, after an extensive, multi-year competitive bidding process.

“We now enter a period of sustained construction on the nation’s first high-speed rail system—for the next five years in the Central Valley and for a decade after that across California. This is an investment that will forever improve the way Californians commute, travel, and live. And today is also a celebration of the renewed spirit that built California.”
Dan Richard
High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors

Photo Credits: CHSRA