Regional Connector Constructors, a joint venture of Traylor Bros. and Skanska, along with lead designers Hatch Mott McDonald and URS, has been selected by LA Metro to perform the $927 million design-build construction of the Regional Connector Transit Project in downtown Los Angeles.
The 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.
The 1.9-mile underground light rail system will include construction of three new stations. Funded in part by Measure R, a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2008, it is forecasted to open in 2020.
Traylor is joined with Skanska in an integrated joint venture; both the Underground and National Heavy Civil divisions will play key roles in the delivery of this major infrastructure project. Award of this project returns Traylor to the Los Angeles area, as the Underground Division successfully constructed several complex projects for Metro and the City of Los Angeles, most recently the Eastside Light Rail Tunnel in 2004.
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