Balfour Beatty joint venture GBBH has been shortlisted as the preferred winner by the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) for the North Metro Rail Line design-build project.
GBBH members include Graham Contracting, Hamon Contractors, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Stantec Consulting Services.
Under the $343m contract, professional services, construction and rail teams will join forces to provide design and construction services across the 13.5-mile transit project.
The North Metro Rail Line is part of RTD’s FasTracks 120-mile commuter and light rail expansion programme and will run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn to 162nd Avenue in North Adams County.
Balfour Beatty CEO Andrew McNaughton said: "It follows on from our existing work on the Eagle P3 project and the successful FasTracks programme, our involvement in the West Rail Line and on-call services contracts as well.
"Our teams in Balfour Beatty and Parsons Brinckerhoff will be collaborating to better meet the transportation needs of the larger metro-Denver community."
Stantec Consulting Services will be the lead designer and Parsons will serve as a sub-consultant to the company.
The RTD board of directors’ approval for the recommendation is likely to be announced on 26 November. Design and construction of the rail line is scheduled to commence in early 2014.
On completion of the four-year project, which comes with options for additional expansions in the future, the commuter rail line from Denver Union Station will be extended to the 124th Avenue Station.
Image: Denver rail. Photo: courtesy of Balfour Beatty plc.