Pedelta participated as a specialty consultant in the CP2&3 of the California High Speed Rail Project.
This package consisted of 60+ mile segment between Fresno and Tulare-Kent County line. The expected value of the contract was $2.0 billion.
Pedelta provided value engineering consultancy during the conception and preliminary design of the structures, collaborating with the CJV and the lead designer. Additionally, Pedelta performed a design review of all the structures and estimated quantities.
The 2&3 segments presented six main HSR viaducts. For each viaduct, Pedelta collaborated in the selection of the structural type and the most adequate construction method. The typical spans ranging from 120 to 160 ft were defined as concrete posttensioned box girders, while the longer spans, up to 330 ft, consisted of steel through trusses.
On the 36+ grade separations and secondary HSR structures, Pedelta collaborated in the definition of the layout of the structures, structural types and construction approaches. From our vast knowledge of the Spanish HSR and the experience in the previous CaHSR package, Pedelta also provided a comprehensive HSR consultancy to the CJV and the lead designer during the design process.
This design-build project was the second construction package of the 800-mile HSR line between Sacramento and San Diego. The train travel speed is 200 mph, allowing a 2 h 40’ trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.