The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has recommended construction company Tutor Perini for building section two of Westside Purple Line Extension Project as part of a $1.377bn contract.
The project will involve construction of a 2.6-mile extension of the subway through Beverly Hills to Century City. Two new underground stations will also be built at Wilshire/Rodeo and Constellation/Avenue of the Stars.
With the subway extension, travellers will get a high-speed transit alternative to and from Los Angeles’ Westside.
Tutor Perini will serve as the lead partner on its joint-venture team with O&G Industries, which has previously worked with Tutor Perini over the past 20 years.
Earlier, the company built major portions of Los Angeles’ Red Line subway and San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.
At present, it is performing substantial work on San Francisco’s Central Subway extension to Chinatown, California’s High-Speed Rail system.
The line will eventually connect San Francisco and Los Angeles, New York’s East Side Access project and Washington State’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement development.
Substantial completion of the project work is expected in January 2025.
Earlier this month, Metro secured $1.5bn funding for the Purple Line Extension.
This extension was previously known as the Westside Subway Extension and is a new rail subway corridor in Los Angeles County.
Image: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announcing funding for the Purple Line Expansion. Photo: courtesy of Mayor Eric Garcetti/flickr.