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10/23/2007



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DMJM Harris tabs three professionals for Twin Cities light-rail project


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Engineering firm DMJM Harris recently appointed an architect and two engineers to help guide the $932 million, 11-mile Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) project that'll link the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.

Prime consultant DMJM Harris named Kyle Williams CCLRT's managing architect. His extensive rail-transit background includes a stint as architect for the Hennepin and Ramsey County Central Corridor light-rail project.

Meanwhile, Joseph Sutherland will serve as the project's transit engineering manager. He has managed or served as consulting engineer on such light-rail projects as Portland, Ore.'s Westside Corridor MAX, New Jersey's Newark City Subway and Minnesota's Hiawatha Corridor.

Finally, Jeffrey Wetmore will be installed as CCLRT's quality assurance/quality control manager. He most recently served in a similar capacity for the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Corridor project, and as quality manager for the expansion and reconstruction of eight miles of Trunk Highway 494 in Minnesota.

The DMJM Harris team will work with the Metropolitan Council's Twin Cities' Metro Transit Division to development community participation initiatives, minimize construction impacts and implement "context-sensitive" project design, DMJM Harris said.

CCLRT is scheduled to be operational by 2014.






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