Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Selected as a Major Subcontractor for the Balfour Beatty/Graham Contracting Joint Venture
THE WOODLANDS, TX Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Sterling) announces that its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW) was selected by Denver, Colorado's, Regional Rail Partners (RRP) as a major subcontractor for a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Graham Contracting on two Regional Transport District (RTD) projects. These projects, which entail construction on multiple segments of the North Metro Rail Skyway Bridge (Skyway), are the second and third jobs awarded to RLW by RRP during 2015.
The first project calls for RLW to construct four bridges as well as six miles of track grade between the Skyway and 112 Street. Along with building the bridges, RLW will build the associated drainage, mechanically stabilized earth walls, cast-in-place walls and a pedestrian tunnel. The project also includes platform walls for two stations and the retrofit of electric panels and arc flash protection for two bridges. Construction began in October 2015 and is expected to be complete by August of 2016. RLW's portion of the project has a value of approximately $14 million.
The second project entails construction of two bridges over the South Platte River connecting Denver Union Station to the Skyway Bridge. The construction elements of this project are similar to those of the aforementioned Skyway to 112 segment, and will require RLW to leverage its capabilities in operating with challenging access conditions. This work, which also has a value of approximately $14 million for RLW's portion, began earlier in November and is expected to conclude by the end of 2016.
"We announced our first project award on the Skyway Bridge in April of this year and believe that RRP's selection of RLW for these additional sections of this important project is a testament to RLW's construction expertise and quality of work," said Paul J. Varello, Sterling's CEO. "We look forward to our continued work with the Balfour Beatty/Graham Contracting JV on this project and on the future phases to come."