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Sound Transit selects joint venture to build Redmond Link extension

Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney will complete the final design and construction of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension project.
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Sound Transit's board last week chose the Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney joint venture to complete final design and construction of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension project, which will extend light-rail 3.4 miles from the Redmond Technology Station to downtown Redmond, Washington.

The $729.3 million contract includes construction of guideway, two stations, a parking garage, the overhead catenary system, traction power substations, train control and communications, special track work, utilities, and street and trail improvements, Sound Transit officials said in a press release.

The board also authorized the joint venture to review alternative concepts received during the procurement process, and approved a $50 million allowance should it want to incorporate any of those elements into the contract.

Passenger-rail service on the extension is expected to begin in 2024.

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