Sundt Construction-Stacy and Witbeck Joint Venture Chosen To Extend Valley Metro Light Rail Line
TEMPE, Ariz. (April 5, 2013) – Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck (SSWJV), a joint venture of Sundt Construction, Inc. and Stacy and Witbeck, is proceeding on construction of a 3.2-mile extension of Valley Metro’s existing light rail facilities that will include three stations and serve approximately 5,000 passengers per day. During the first 18 months of the Northwest Extension project, the team will perform extensive utility relocations and removals throughout the transportation corridor, which runs north from the current end of the line at Montebello Avenue to Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix. Water, storm, sewer, gas, private irrigation, power, telephone and cable are being replaced, followed by the road and track phases, which will include adding new curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveways and 3.2 miles of double track. Construction is expected to be complete by early 2016. Mike Howard, the project’s community coordinator, said, “The project is one of the country’s premier facilities in both aesthetics and functionality.” From 2004 through 2008, SSWJV built more than half of the original 20-mile starter section of the light rail line from Phoenix to Mesa, Ariz. The joint venture also built the system’s maintenance and operations facility in Phoenix.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 58th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
About Stacy and Witbeck
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest urban heavy civil contractors and one of the nation’s leading light rail, commuter rail and streetcar transit specialists. The company is recognized throughout the construction industry for its ability to manage complex urban projects while creating a cooperative relationship with owners, stakeholders, subcontractors and the communities in which it works.