Metro plans to accelerate work on Yellow Line bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

WCN Editorial Team 8 Mar 2021 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has sought proposals to accelerate work on the Yellow Line bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project.

Metro is looking for a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), which will coordinate with it during the design process of the project and provide a guaranteed price for the construction.

It also allows the contractor to evaluate the construction feasibility and proposed cost-effective alternatives during the design phase while providing more flexibility and cost-controls.

Metro stated that the Yellow Line bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project is critical to maintain safe, reliable service for customers.

The work on the project will involve rehabilitation of the Yellow Line Bridge across the Potomac River and repair of the steel lined tunnels between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations.

It also includes upgrade of the fire suppression system and remediation work in tunnels throughout the system to repair cracks and additional water infiltration.

Construction work on the project is expected to commence in fall of 2022 and is set to be completed by the end of this year.

Metro Capital Program Delivery executive vice president Laura K. Mason said: “Metro is investing in an aggressive capital campaign to rehabilitate and repair elevated structures, and the Yellow Line Bridge is the top structural priority providing the region with a vital transportation link across the Potomac.

“Advancing this project quickly is good for our customers, and will allow Metro to utilize this process on future projects to more quickly address critical safety needs of other elevated structures.”

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Metro seeking to accelerate work on Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel project. (Credit: Swagging/ wikipedia.)

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