Fluor to design and build Chicago Transit Authority's largest capital project in history
The joint venture team of Walsh Construction Company and Fluor has been selected as the preferred partner to design and build Phase One of the Red and Purple Line Modernization Program for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The $2.1 billion project will be the largest capital project in CTA's history, ultimately resulting in expanded capacity and improved infrastructure along the region's most used rail lines. Fluor plans to book its share of the undisclosed design and construction contract value in the first quarter of 2019.
Fluor and Walsh, along with the team's designer Stantec Consulting Services, will bring decades of industry megaproject and transit experience to this massive program that will deliver state-of-the-art services, improved quality, safety and reliability, and an upgraded customer experience to the users of the Red and Purple Lines.
The project includes designing and building new elevated tracks along a 1.9 mile section in Chicago including new bridges, support structures and existing tracks; upgrading 3.2 miles of the signal system; construction of a grade-separated bypass for the Brown Line at Clark Junction that will result in improved mobility, and replacing four of the CTA's busiest stations. The project will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2025.
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