The Construction Authority has issued a Full Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture for the Pasadena to Azusa Alignment design-build project. Over the last couple of months Kiewit Parsons has been working under an Interim NTP, limiting their work to design and pre-construction activities. During that time, the Authority has been able to meet the two conditions holding back full funding for the project by our funding agreement with Metro – (1) BNSF’s abandonment of the rail right-of-way west of Irwindale and (2) full control of more than 50% of the land needed for the project’s maintenance and operations facility. Both conditions were met in the first few months of 2012.
Now, with Full NTP in hand, Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture is authorized to work on all elements of the project, and anticipates an on-time construction completion in late 2015. Major construction is planned to begin this Fall.