Tutor Perini selected for Purple Line rail project in US


US-based civil, building and specialty construction company Tutor Perini has said that its joint venture company with Frontier-Kemper has received a notice of intent to award a $410m contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 Tunnels project.

The project involves the design and construction of twin bored tunnels for the Purple Line subway service spanning 2.6 miles between Century City and the VA Hospital in Westwood.

The subway extension is expected to provide a high-capacity, high-speed and reliable transit alternative for those travelling to and from Los Angeles’ Westside.

Currently, Tutor Perini is working on the Purple Line Extension Section 2 project, which includes tunnelling and construction of new stations in Beverly Hills and Century City.

Earlier, the company had constructed major portions of Los Angeles’ Red Line subway and San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.

Tutor Perini is also currently working on San Francisco’s Central Subway extension to Chinatown; California’s High-Speed Rail system, which will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles; New York’s East Side Access project; and Washington State’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement project.

The contract for the Purple Line Section 3 Tunnels project is expected to be awarded to the Frontier-Kemper /Tutor Perini Joint Venture in the next 30 to 60 days. Substantial completion is expected in the summer of 2022.

Tutor Perini offers diversified general contracting and design-build services to private clients and public agencies globally.

In May 2018, the US company had announced three low bids for new civil projects totalling $1bn.

The company said that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lunda Construction, was the managing partner in a joint venture that was the low bidder for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Minneapolis with a bid of approximately $800m.

The regional transportation project comprises a 14.5-mile extension of the Metro Green Line and involves construction of new light rail infrastructure, including 44 bridges, two cut-and-cover tunnels and 15 new stations.

Tutor Perini’s another wholly owned subsidiary, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, was the low bidder for a $109m tunnelling project for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Tutor Perini was also the low bidder for the rehabilitation of the Broadway Bridge over the Harlem river in New York City with a bid of approximately $93m.

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