South County Transit Partners, a joint venture between Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin, has secured a design-build project management contract from Sound Transit for the Federal Way Link Extension in the Seattle area of Puget Sound in Washington, US.
Initially, the contract covers the preconstruction period up to the award of the contract, which is also known as Phase I.
For this phase, South County Transit Partners will offer support to the process through the execution of the design-build contract.
For Phase 2, the partners are expected to provide project management services at the time of design and construction.
Mott MacDonald North America president and CEO Nick DeNichilo said: “This contract builds on the many years of solid design, project management, and construction management services that Mott MacDonald has provided to Sound Transit.
“We are pleased to be joining SNC-Lavalin in the latest phase of transit development in the Puget Sound region.”
The $1bn Federal Way Link Extension project is a 7.8-mile extension of a regional light rail line with three elevated stations. It will extend light rail service from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Transit Center.
Under the terms of the contract, new stations will be constructed near Kent Des Moines Road, South 272nd Street, and the Federal Way Transit Center.
The stations are expected to be open for service in 2024.
As part of the project management contract, the partners will be responsible for providing resident engineering, project controls and scheduling, change management, technical support and inspection, and quality assurance and quality control activities.
“Our team is driven by a desire to shape the world we live in and improve people’s lives through sustainable, quality infrastructure,” said Ian L. Edwards, president of infrastructure at SNC-Lavalin.