Metro — the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority — has received three bids for the project. Skanska Construction and Santa Clarita’s C.A. Rassmussen Inc. together submitted the highest proposal at $513.6 million. Flatiron Security Paving submitted a bid of $406 million, while OHL placed the apparent lowest bid of just under $390 million.
Brian Hass, a Metro communications manager, said the contract is expected to be awarded to the lowest responsive bidder, and such contracts are typically awarded about 30-45 days after the board’s approval of the project budget. Thursday’s vote authorizes Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington “to negotiate and execute project-related agreements, including contract modifications, up to the authorized life-of-project budget.”
Victor Lindenheim, executive director of the Golden State Gateway Coalition, which
has worked to help facilitate the freeway improvement project since the early 2000s, told The Signal earlier this week that the adoption of the budget represents the culmination of years of outreach and advocacy.
“It’s taken 17-18 years to get to where we are,” Lindenheim said. “A lot is being done to prepare for this construction project.”