A joint venture team of Fluor Corp. and Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago has been selected as the preferred partner to design and build Phase I of the Red and Purple Line Modernization Program for the Chicago Transit Authority. The $2.1 billion project will be the largest capital project in Chicago Transit Authority’s history, ultimately resulting in expanded capacity and improved infrastructure along the region’s most used rail lines, according to a news release.
Fluor plans to book its share of the undisclosed design and construction contract value in the first quarter of 2019.
The project includes designing and building new elevated tracks along a 1.9-mile section in Chicago, including new bridges, support structures and existing tracks; upgrading 3.2 miles of the signal system; construction of a grade-separated bypass for the Brown Line at Clark Junction that will result in improved mobility, and replacing four of the CTA’s busiest stations, the release said. The project will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2025.
Fluor Corp. is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and has offices in Greenville.