Tutor Perini to Build LAX Airport Metro Connector Project
Leading civil, building and specialty construction company Tutor Perini Corporation announced that the Company has been identified by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the low bidder for the LAX Airport Metro Connector Project. The anticipated contract value is approximately USD 478 million. The project scope of work includes construction of a new major transit station hub connecting the Metro Crenshaw/LAX and Green rail lines and a number of bus routes with the LAX Automated People Mover. Work is anticipated to begin in the third quarter of 2021 with substantial completion expected in the first quarter of 2025. The Company anticipates booking the contract value into backlog in the first quarter of 2021.
Planned since 2014, the Connector project aims to provide a better connection for passengers traveling between LAX and regional bus and rail transit. It includes a large light rail station, bus plaza, a direct connection to the future People Mover and other features. The Automated People Mover is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guide way with six stations, three inside the Central Terminal Area and three outside. LAX broke ground on the this project in March 2019 and anticipates it being operational in 2023.