Sundt-Stacy and Witbeck Joint Venture Selected to Extend Valley Metro Light Rail Line in Mesa, Arizona
TEMPE, Ariz. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck (SSWJV), a joint venture of Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) and Stacy and Witbeck (www.stacywitbeck.com), has been selected to extend light rail service along Main Street in Mesa, Arizona, from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road.
The $75 million Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) project includes 1.9 miles of concrete-embedded light rail track, underground utility relocations, two new stations and roundabouts, traction power and electrification, signals and communications, and a park-and-ride lot at Gilbert Road and Main Street.
Preconstruction activities are scheduled to begin this month, with construction commencing in August 2016. A September 2018 completion is planned.
From 2004 through 2008, SSWJV built more than half of Valley Metro’s original 20-mile starter section of the light rail line from Phoenix to Mesa. The joint venture also built the system’s maintenance and operations facility in Phoenix, and presently is constructing a 3.2-mile line extension project along 19th Avenue from Montebello to Dunlap avenues in northwest Phoenix.
Sundt Construction Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the firm is known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services. Sundt currently is ranked the 75th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.