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Contracting Opportunities Update – August 2019

Announcement: Construction Authority Awards Design-Build Contract for Glendora to Montclair Light Rail Extension to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture

Today, the Construction Authority Board of Directors awarded the main design-build contract for the next segment of the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture. The contract includes an $805.6 million base scope for the first nine miles of the project from Glendora to Pomona, with a two-year contract option to complete the full 12.3-mile project to Montclair for a total contract award of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by September 2021. The base scope includes all elements of design and construction for the first nine-mile segment, including relocation of the existing freight track, installation of the light rail track system, four new light rail stations (in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona), improvements at 40 grade crossings (nearly half with new or renovated bridges) and much more. The contract option would extend the work of the design-build team to complete the full 12.3-mile project to Montclair and add stations in Claremont and Montclair.

Kiewit and Parsons have teamed up dozens of times in the last two decades to complete design-build projects, including successfully building the first two segments of the Foothill Gold Line project which were completed on time and under budget in 2003 and 2015 respectively. They have designed and built hundreds of major infrastructure projects in the last fifty years, and both are award-winning companies, providing world-renowned experience.

The project will begin major construction in 2020 and take approximately five years to complete to Pomona and eight years to complete to Montclair, if the contract option is activated.

Subcontracting Opportunities and Contact

To learn when and what subcontracting opportunities as part of the recently-awarded design-build contract will be available, please reach out to the Kiewit-Parsons JV subcontracting manager at the email below:

Or you can also continue to visit the Foothill Gold Line Contracting Opportunities page for future updates.