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Jacobs Engineering to design WMATA's Largo extension

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced May 14 that a subsidiary company is part of the team Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority selected to design and construct the Blue Line Extension to Largo in Prince George’s County, Md.

The 3.1-mile line would be the first extension beyond WMATA’s original 103-mile system; the entire project’s construction would cost an estimated $200 million.

Jacobs would serve as project designer, responsible for all civil, structural and site design; facilities design; and systems design of the expanded transit system, including double tracking, underground/covered structures and aerial structures.

WMATA officials expect to open the line for service by 2004.

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