Tuesday, April 05, 2011

MBTA awards Green Line Extension contract

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HDR/Gilbane Team, a joint venture of HDR Engineering, Inc. and Gilbane Building Co., has contracted with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to provide program management and construction management for the Green Line light rail transit extension project. 

Scheduled for completion in 2015, the project will extend the Green Line,the nation’s oldest light rail line, from the existing Lechmere Station toMedford, Mass. The addition is considered significant by LRT observers, who have long questioned MBTA's overall reluctance to expand its LRT system even when public support has been vociferous.

HDR/Gilbane’s role is preliminary design, design management, construction management, and overall program management. The total program estimate is just over $950 million, and the extension is anticipated to be completed in 2015.