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21 December 2018

Fluor to upgrade Red and Purple rail lines in Chicago

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
A joint venture team of Fluor and Walsh Construction has been chosen as the preferred partner for phase one of the Red and Purple Line modernisation programme in Chicago.

The Chicago Transit Authority is behind the $2.1 billion project, which is expected to improve infrastructure across both lines.

The scope of the contract includes the development of new elevated tracks along a 1.9-mile section – featuring new bridges, support structures and existing tracks. Also, 3.2 miles of the signal system will be upgraded, and a grade-separated bypass will be built for the Brown Line at Clark Junction.

Aside from Fluor and Walsh, Stantec Consulting Services will provide design expertise for the project.

The initiative will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and is scheduled to be complete in early 2025.

Last year, Fluor was chosen by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to lead a joint venture for the extension of the Green Line Light Rail in Boston.

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