Tutor Perini wins $410m contract for Purple Line rail project in US


The Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini Joint Venture has won 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.

Work is expected to start in the next 90 days and majority of the work is likely to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

In June 2018, US-based civil, building and specialty construction company Tutor Perini had said that its joint venture company with Frontier-Kemper 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.

At that time, Tutor Perini said it was 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 said that it is also 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.

After receiving the notice of intent, Tutor Perini said that the contract for the Purple Line Section 3 Tunnels project was expected to be awarded to the Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini Joint Venture in the next 30 to 60 days.

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


Image: Metro officials break ground on Section 2 of Purple Line Extension Project. Photo: courtesy of Metro.

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