Pittsburgh's North Shore Connector, a project nearly two decades in the making, recently opened to the public. The $523 million light-rail expansion boasts a 1.2-mile alignment of underground and above-ground structures, including a dual bored tunnel under the Allegheny River.
As part of a joint venture with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., and Kwame Building Group, Inc., HDR provided program management and construction management services to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The North Shore Connector project, also known as the “Bore to the Shore,” extends light-rail service on the T from the Gateway Center Station in the downtown business district, known as the Golden Triangle, under the Allegheny River to the burgeoning North Shore, where more than $1 billion of development is ongoing.
Four thousand jobs were supported through the design and construction phases of the project, according to the Port Authority.