California High

Speed Rail

Civil Engineering & Design Project

  • Date: 2018 – 2019
  • Client: California State University, Fresno
  • Location: Fresno, CA

Merced to Sacramento Regional Consultant

Client: CAHSRA

  • The Merced to Sacramento project section is 110 miles long, running north from Merced Station through Modesto, Stockton, and up to Sacramento.  As the Regional Consultant (RC), Precision Civil Engineering (PCE) was responsible for the completion of project-level environmental clearances and preliminary engineering work for the Merced to Sacramento Section. Scope included conducting low-level field investigations, identifying potential impacts, facilitating, and attending public workshops/meetings, coordinating with affected agencies, and gathering public feedback to garner support for a regionally preferred alignment. As part of the Alternative Analysis Refinement Report, PCE evaluated opportunities to coordinate and implement multi-modal benefits that were feasible in future stations in the Merced to Sacramento Section. 

  • Key Relevancy & Services Provided:
    • Environmental Planning
    • Engineering/HST Track Design
    • Public Outreach/Facilitation
    • Stationary Planning
    • Environmental Engineering

NEPA Second Tier Environmental Evaluation for the Proposed Fresno Heavy Maintenance Facility

Client: Fresno Works/Fresno Council of Governments (FCOG)

  • PCE aided in the preparation of the Expression of Interest to the CA-HSRA for the planned heavy maintenance facility in the City of Fresno. The proposed 700+ acre site is bound by Highway 99 and the BNSF railroad right-of-way, and Cedar and American Avenues. PCE prepared a preliminary environmental site assessment for the proposed Fresno Heavy Maintenance Facility. Evaluations were completed for hazardous materials, traffic, noise, biological resources, cultural resources, community impacts, and general plan updates 

  • Key Relevancy & Services Provided:
    • Traffic & Roadway Engineering
    • HST Track
    • Light Rail Impact Analysis 
    • Sewer Infrastructure Review
    • Storm Drain Evaluation
    • Irrigation System Review
    • Wet & Dry Utility Review
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Planning
    • Biological Resources

CAHSR Draft EIR/EIS Preparation –

Review & Comments

Client: City of Fresno

  • PCE reviewed and provided comments on the California High Speed Rail Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for an alignment segment through the City of Fresno. PCE conducted technical engineering studies that included Corridor Evaluations & Alternative of Downtown segments, Station Location/Alternative Analysis, Transportation & Multi-modal Alternatives, and Traffic Analysis. The deliverable product consisted of the preparation of an environmental document that provided the public and decision-makers with clear and accurate information necessary to make an informed decision on this proposed project and its alternatives.

  • Key Relevancy & Services Provided:
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Preliminary Engineering Review
    • Corridor Evaluation
    • Site Impact 
    • NEPA/CEQA Analysis 
    • Noise/Vibration Studies
    • Visual Impact Analysis 
    • Aesthetics Analysis 
    • Public Outreach

CA High Speed Rail Construction Package 1

Client: CAHSRA

  • Construction Package 1 (CP 1) is the first significant construction package contract executed in the Initial Operating Section of the high speed rail program. The CP1 construction area is a 29-mile stretch between Avenue 17 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County. It includes 12 grade separations, 2 viaducts, 1 tunnel, and a major river crossing over the San Joaquin River. PCE’s scope included performing engineering oversight and QA/QC review of shop drawings, documents, and RFI submittals. PCE was responsible for assisting in project management, construction management, and project administration related to the initial construction phase of the California High Speed Rail Project. PCE assisted with right-of-way mapping, utility relocation, and roadway reconstruction plans as well as third-party negotiations and management. PCE advised with roadway design, HST Trackway design, and light rail trackway design.
  • Key Relevancy & Services Provided:
    • Engineering Oversight 
    • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
    • Utility Relocation
    • Roadway Design
    • Right of Way Mapping
    • Hydraulics & Hydrology
    • Project Management Assistance 
    • Construction Management Assistance

CAHSR Construction Package 2-3

Client: CAHSRA

  • Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) represents the continuation of construction on the California high-speed rail system south towards Kern County. CP 2-3 extends more than 60 miles from the terminus of Construction Package 1 at East American Avenue in Fresno to approximately one mile north of the Tulare/Kern County line. CP 2-3 includes approximately 36 grade separations in the counties of Fresno, Tulare, and Kings, including viaducts, underpasses, and overpasses. PCE’s scope included engineering oversight review of shop drawings, documents, and RFI submittals. PCE was responsible for assisting in project management, construction management, and project administration related to the second and third construction phases. PCE reviewed the super elevations for the roadway design and stopping site distances and ensured QA/QC for all vertical clearances for existing bridges. In addition, PCE reviewed all landscaping and esthetics on the pre-designed plans.
  • Key Relevancy & Services Provided:
    • Engineering Oversight 
    • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
    • Utility Relocation
    • Roadway Design
    • Right of Way Mapping
    • Hydraulics & Hydrology
    • Project Management Assistance 
    • Construction Management Assistance 
    • Landscape/Esthetic Review 

“Since the inception of California High Speed Rail, Precision Civil Engineering has played a vital role in moving the project through the City of Fresno.”

– Ed Dunkel, Jr. President & CEO

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