Among other benchmarks, construction of the maintenance facility in Santa Monica is well under way and will be completed next fall. Work along the 8-mile right-of-way, including trackword and the placement of bridges, also is ongoing.
Skanska-Rados Joint Venture was awarded the contract for Phase 2 in 2012, with work scheduled to be completed in 2015 and revenue service commending in 2016. Work has proceeded despite efforts to halt the project from anti-rail citizens groups.
SRJV Project Manager Brian Freund, in a statement, also notes the project has proceeded without injury to any worker.
Phase 1 of the Expo Line was placed in service in early 2012, running from Culver City to 7th Street Metro Center in Los Angeles, sharing right-of-way with the Blue Line LRT for part of its route.