US$ 1.6 billion LA metro contract

10 November 2014

A consortium comprising Skanska, Traylor Brothers and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded the US$ 1.6 billion contract for a 3.9 mile (6.3 km) extension to the Los Angeles, US metro Purple Line.

Construction of the line will connect West Los Angeles to the region's rail network, making it possible to travel between Downtown Los Angeles and Westwood, in the city’s north-west suburbs in 25 minutes. The client, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority describes the Purple Line extension project as, “The largest, most ambitious public works project in the Western United States.”

The first segment of the subway is expected to be completed in 2023 with a project budget of US$ 2.8 billion. It will be funded from a combination of local and federal budgets as well as low interest Federal loans.

Two further extensions are planned, at a cost of some US$ 3.5 billion. If all three are completed, they will add some 9 miles (14.5 km) and seven new stations to the Purple Line.


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