Tutor Perini selected for Los Angeles Westside Purple Line Extension

US-based construction company Tutor Perini has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2 Project.

The contract, worth about $1.377bn, is expected to be awarded by the end of January 2017, with notice to proceed in March 2017. Substantial completion is expected in January 2025.

The project involves the construction of a 4.1km extension of the subway through Beverly Hills to Century City, including two new underground stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Constellation/Avenue of the Stars.

The subway extension will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable transit alternative for those traveling to and from Los Angeles’ Westside.

Currently, the company is undertaking substantial work on San Francisco’s Central Subway extension to Chinatown, California’s High-Speed Rail system, New York’s East Side Access project and Washington State’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement project.