Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hatch Mott MacDonald lands TriMet contract

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Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) said Tuesday it has signed a contract with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon(TriMet) to provide preliminary engineering services for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project--East Segment, extending Portland’s ever-growing LRT from SE 8th Avenue in Portland to the suburb of Milwaukie, in neighboring Clackamas County. A notice to proceed is expected this week.

As prime consultant, Hatch Mott MacDonald will lead a project team of 16 subconsultants to deliver preliminary engineering, civil engineering, light rail trackway design, traffic engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, architectural/urban design, public utility relocation design, environmental, and permit coordination services for the 7.3-mile extension. Constructionon the new MAX line could begin in 2011 and be completed by 2015.

Paul Heydenrych, P.E, HMM’s area manager for Oregon and Southwest Washington, will serve as project manager. Heydenrych has more than 30 years experience managing large transportation design and construction programs. His work experience in the Portland area includes providing project controls and construction management support services for the Westside MAX light rail extension as part of the consultant team hired by TriMet.

"We are delighted to be selected for this important expansion of Portland's light rail system,” said John Townsend, executive vice president and head of operations in the western U.S. for Hatch Mott MacDonald.