Skanska USA-led joint venture awarded significant Los Angeles transit project

Press release 7/3/2014 8:41 AM EST

Contractor will include $574 million in Q2 order bookings.


Regional Connector Constructors, a joint venture of Skanska USA and Traylor Brothers, Inc. has been awarded a $918 million design-build contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to construct the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground transitway in downtown Los Angeles.

Skanska USA Civil will include its full $574 million share of the contract in its second quarter order bookings. Hatch Mott MacDonald is the joint venture’s design partner.

The Regional Connector project consists of the design and construction of a 1.9-mile double track light rail transit subway in downtown Los Angeles with three new stations. The 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).

Skanska currently 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.”