Bid deadline extended for initial segment of Calif.'s high-speed rail

11/1/2012 | Fresno Bee (Calif.), The

The deadline for submitting bids to design and construct the first segment of California's high-speed rail project will be extended to Jan. 18, according to the state's High-Speed Rail Authority. The five consortia interested in the project have asked for more details and more time. The initial phase, estimated to cost between $1.2 billion and $1.8 billion, will include construction of a bridge, elevated railway, tunnel and a 28-mile rail line to be built northeast of Madera to Fresno. The contract is expected to be awarded by June.

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