Arcadis and Mott McDonald join new Los Angeles light rail project
Engineering, management and consultancy firms Mott McDonald and Arcadis have joined the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project. The joint venture will provide construction management support services for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro), the companies announced on Tuesday.
The project calls for the construction of a 11-kilometre light rail line that will include 11 stops, as well as a parallel bicycle route and an 85 square metre maintenance facility fitted with solar panels.
Arcadis-Mott MacDonald (AMM) will offer administration, inspection services, estimating and construction management support for the project, which is the first light rail construction effort in the area since 2000. A 4-kilometre extension to the line -labelled the Northern Segment – is currently under study as part of phase two of the project, which saw a groundbreaking ceremony for utility works last month.
The Southern Segment of the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project starts at Pacoima and run south, where it will link up with Metro Rail Line G. There will also be a transfer stop to the Amtrak at the halfway point of the segment. The actual start of construction is forecast to begin mid-2023, with the estimated completion date some time between 2028 and 2030.