Construction Package 4: Delivering the High-Speed Rail Program
Construction Package 4 (CP 4) is the third design-build construction contract for the high-speed rail program. The CP4 construction area is a 22-mile stretch within the counties of Tulare and Kern and the cities of Wasco and Shafter. It is bounded by a point approximately one mile north of the Tulare/Kern County Line at the terminus of Construction Package 2-3 and Poplar Avenue to the south.
CP 4 work will include construction of at-grade, retained fill and aerial sections of the high-speed rail alignment, relocation of four miles of existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) tracks, construction of waterway and wildlife crossings and roadway reconstructions, relocations and closures. This phase of construction received state and federal environmental clearances in 2014 and is estimated to cost $400-500 million.