SACRAMENTO (AP) — California high-speed rail officials are signing a $63 million contract extension that also extends the deadline by 17 months for finishing a 29-mile stretch of rail line in the Central Valley.
It comes after landowners who sought to block the project there lost a nearly five-year legal fight that sought to block the project.READ MORE: Moviegoers Finally Back In Theaters, Excited For Summer Blockbuster 'Fast And Furious 9'
They sued to stop financing of the $64 billion project, but a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled against them in March.READ MORE: Man Shot To Death In Unincorporated Area Near South Los Angeles
On Tuesday, rail officials said they signed a new contract with construction vendor Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons.
High-speed rail spokeswoman Lisa Marie Alley says the higher cost was built into a $160 million reserve included in the original budget and will not affect the project’s overall budget and schedule.MORE NEWS: Cat Named Hog Allegedly Taken By Uber Eats Driver Back Home In Studio City
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