Flatiron construction subsidiary wins major design-build Light Rail Project in Los Angeles

10 March 2006 09:29 - Royal BAM Group nv

Longmont, Colorado, 10 March 2006 – FCI Constructors, the California subsidiary of Colorado-based Flatiron Construction, has been awarded a USD 420 million (EUR 350 million) contract to construct the new Mid-City/Exposition Light Rail in Los Angeles, California. 

Commissioned by the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, a joint powers authority of the State of California, the project consists of 9.6 miles of new light rail transit line from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. Construction includes eleven passenger stations with two elevated, three park-and-ride lots, bicycle lanes, and one cut-and-cover tunnel near the University of Southern California.

The project will be executed by FCI/Fluor/Parsons, a joint venture led by FCI Constructors (45%), with Fluor Enterprises (30%) and designer Parsons Transportation Group (25%).  The final design will begin immediately, with construction starting in the first quarter of 2007. The project is slated for completion in November 2009.

Flatiron Construction Corp. is a Royal BAM Group company. Flatiron specializes in transportation and heavy civil projects both on a national scale and in local districts. Its experience encompasses major highways, traditional and specialty bridges, toll roads, tunnels and rail transit projects throughout the United States. Flatiron is consistently ranked among the top bridge and highway builders in North America.

Further information: Christie DeLuca, Flatiron Construction Corp., 720-494-8034, www.flatironcorp.com