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Skanska JV scoops $918m LA light rail scheme

4 Jul 14 A joint venture of Skanska USA and Traylor Brothers has won a US$918m (£535m) design-build contract to build the Regional Connector, a 3km underground transit in downtown Los Angeles, USA.

Skanska has a US$574m share of the scheme for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Hatch Mott MacDonald is the Regional Connector Constructors joint venture’s design partner.

The Regional Connector will create an underground trunk line, connecting the existing Metro Gold Line, Metro Blue Line and Metro Expo Line light rail transit systems through downtown LA. The project will reconfigure the regional light rail systems, creating one North/South line (from Long Beach to Azusa) and one East/West line (from Santa Monica to East LA). Three new stations will be built.

Skanska already has work under way on the Exposition Line Phase 2 extension from Culver City to Santa Monica in a joint venture with Rados Construction.

“Projects like these change the way our region moves and enable new possibilities for the entire city,” said Skanska USA Civil executive vice president Mike Aparicio. “We are proud to build the Regional Connector which will transform Transit mobility in Los Angeles by connecting the Gold, Expo, Red, Blue and Purple lines.”

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