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The Orange County Transportation Authority's streetcar project marked a milestone this week when crews placed the final steel beam on the OC Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility in Santa Ana, California.
OCTA staff members and crew members from construction contractor The Walsh Group signed the beam that was lifted to the top of the building along with an American flag and a tree, OCTA officials said in a press release.
Construction of the rails and stations will continue along the route in downtown Santa Ana, where crews are working on an expedited schedule to minimize the effects of construction on local businesses.
Siemens Mobility is building the vehicles at its Sacramento plant. Delivery of the first streetcar is expected in 2023 with testing to begin shortly afterward.
When the $509.5 million project is completed, the streetcar will operate along a 4-mile line through Santa Ana and Garden Grove beginning in early 2024.