Skanska builds the South Coast Rail expansion, Fall River Secondary Line in Massachusetts for $79 million

Press release 7/9/2020 8:00 AM EST

Skanska has, as part of a joint venture with D.W. White Construction, signed a contract with Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to build the Fall River Secondary Line, the first major package of the South Coast Rail Phase 1 Expansion in Massachusetts. The total contract is worth $159 million. Skanska will include its $79 million portion of the contract in the US order bookings for the second quarter 2020.

The project includes two new stations, in Freetown and in Fall River, and a layover facility for train storage in Fall River. The contract also includes 19 kilometers of track, eight railroad bridges, ten grade crossings and additional systems infrastructure.

Construction began in June 2020 and is scheduled for completion in October 2022.