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Westside Subway Extension Project Advanced Utility Relocations – (Fairfax Station)

Client: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)


Project Value: $14M

Project Description:  This project involved the advanced relocation of water and electrical utilities to allow for the construction of the Metro Purple Line Expansion. The relocation work was located in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles at the intersection of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, along with some additional relocations occurring at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. The scope of the work included relocating 1,800 linear feet of welded steel water line and 4,500 linear feet of new electrical duct bank, with extensive traffic control measures being implemented. The four 5-inch and seven x 6-inch concrete encased duct bank relocations also included installing nine new 16-foot-long x 8-foot-wide precast vaults that were more than 20 feet deep. The new duct bank was constructed at an average of 19 feet deep to avoid the considerable number of existing utilities. The project location required that a significant portion of the work had to be completed at night and under strict noise requirements to cause as little disturbance as possible to the traffic and residents of the Miracle Mile District. W.A. Rasic Construction not only completed the project ahead of schedule and well below MTA’s budget but also exceeded the subcontracting commitment for DBE and exceeded the City of Los Angeles Project Labor Agreement requirements to employ targeted local workers and apprentices.