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Houston METRO, Washington Group to negotiate design/build contract for four new lines

Last week, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) announced it will begin negotiating a contract with construction management firm Washington Group International to design and build four transit corridors as part of the Phase 2 METRO Solutions plan.

The project calls for building new light-rail lines in north and southeast Houston, Uptown and the city’s East End.

Once negotiations are complete, METRO expects Washington Group to complete program development and pre-construction activities between March and September. In fall, METRO plans to award a second contract and fall for final design and construction. The contract value could total $1 billion.

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