Regional Connector Transit Project

Los Angeles, CA.   •   $927 Million value   •   2014 – 2020

Metro’s Regional Connector project will extend from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles. Once constructed, passengers will be able to transfer to Blue, Expo, Red, and Purple lines, bypassing Union Station and creating a one-seat ride for travel across Los Angeles County. Traylor will have primary responsibility for the tunnel, in addition to responsibilities associated with civil work, such as station excavation and concrete, temporary and permanent electrical, mechanical, and systems. Traylor Precast, LLC will re-mobilize our Little Rock, California plant to make the precast concrete tunnel segments. Initial activities include a startup team organization chart designating task groups to focus on specific areas of the project that can begin early, such as support of excavation, utility relocation, traffic control, and station footprints. Additionally, the team is moving forward with the tunnel boring machine (TBM) procurement. We have contracted with Herrenknecht to rebuild one of the TBMs from our University Link Light Rail Tunnels project in Seattle. It will be modified to navigate a tighter curve radius to accommodate the three tight curves the machine will encounter as it snakes along the alignment. The rebuild began in the first quarter of 2015 and will take approximately eight months to complete.