VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) has selected three JV (joint ventures) to submit proposals for the calculated US$2bn tunnel and track work contract for the BART Silicon Valley Extension into Santa Clara and Downtown San Jose, California.
The teams are:
- Bay Valley link (Civil & Building North America (US subsidiary of Bouygues TP) including Barnard Construction and Vinci Construction, supported by Parsons.
- B2TP (BART Silicon Valley Phase II Tunnel Partners) containing FCC Construcción, Acciona, and Lane Construction, supported by COWI and Hatch.
- Kiewit/Shea/Traylor including JF Shea Construction, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co, and Traylor Brothers, supported by Arup and Kiewit Engineering Group.
The successful team will construct and design the 13.1m-ID, 8km long tunnel to station audit connections, plus emergency and ventilation egress facilities, as well as support-of-excavation substructures for three underground stations.
The other three contract packages which is going to be delivered through design-build contain the contract for the build-out of three underground stations with above-ground entrances and ticketing; the systems contract; and the above-ground station and rail yard.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) Phase II Extension Project which is six-mile is going to extend southwest from the currently opened Berryessa/North San José Station, with three more underground stations in San Jose and one above-grade station in Santa Clara. Five miles of the alignment will be underground.
Construction is scheduled to start in 2022, with substantial construction completed by 2028.