Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded Kiewit-Parsons JV the design and build contract for the Foothill Gold LRT extension in Los Angeles.
The contract includes an USD 805.6 million base scope for the first 14.5 km of the project from Glendora to Pomona, with a two-year contract option to complete the full 20-km project to Montclair including new stations in Claremont and Montclair. The value of the total contract is USD 1.18 billion, and it will be awarded if additional funds are secured by September 2021.
The project will begin major construction in 2020 and take five years to complete to Pomona and eight years to complete to Montclair, if the contract option is activated.
The Foothill Gold Line was the first Measure M-funded light rail project to break ground and is named as one of Metro’s 28 priority projects to be completed before the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
In the last 10 months following the authority received bids from all four teams initially competing for the project that were hundreds of millions of dollars above the funding secured, Metro has worked collaboratively with the authority to ensure the project would move forward and that the design-build contract could be awarded.
Kiewit and Parsons were involved in the first two segments of the Foothill Gold Line project which were completed on-time and under budget in 2003 and 2015 respectively.