California High-Speed Rail

ClientCalifornia High-Speed Rail Authority
DisciplinesLand Surveying

In 2011, O’Dell Engineering began managing the right of way surveying of the Merced to Fresno section of the California High-Speed Rail. Success on the Merced to Fresno segment led to the award of an additional right of way surveying and engineering contract in 2014 for the remaining sections. The work includes land net maps, appraisal maps, legal descriptions, plats, resolution of necessity documents, exhibits for various agency agreements and transfer documents, and records of surveys. The O’Dell Engineering team works closely with the High-Speed Rail Authority, various local and State agencies, right of way agents, and design build teams.

In 2023, O’Dell was awarded an additional land surveying and right-of-way engineering contract to support the development of the Merced to Madera segment. The Authority is dedicated to providing opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses. Our team for this project proudly includes five small businesses (Bennett Engineering Services, Inc., GIS Surveyors, Inc., Figueroa Surveying, ESP Surveying, Inc., and Flightline Geomatics). As a small business ourself, O’Dell is committed and proud to support the Authority’s Small Business goals!