Skanska Awarded $24MM Contract to Complete Track Improvements on MBTA Red Line

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of Skanska

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) awarded Skanska with a $24 million contract to make track improvements to MBTA’s Red Line.

Throughout 2024, six 24/7 track outages are scheduled, according to a press release from Skanska. The project work includes replacing ties, rail, and restrained rail along tangent and curved track. In addition, crews will remove and replace broken or lock spike plates with pandrol plates, insulators, C-bonds, contact rail, and ballast. Crews will also complete “joint elimination through thermite welding, direct fixation and floating slab repairs including concrete repairs and replacement.” Tamping and track stabilizing will also take place during these outages.

Vice President of Operations for Skanska USA Civil’s New England region, Rob Pine, said “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the MBTA through this new project on the Red Line. . . This work will bring vital improvements to Boston’s busiest subway line, an essential part of the daily commutes of Bostonians across the city.”

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