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Skanska USA Civil Northeast and D.W. White have completed Phase 1 of the MBTA’ South Coast Rail Corridor commuter rail project, which aims to connect southeastern MA to Boston.

Skanska, D.W. White Deliver on MBTA’s $550M South Coast Rail Project

Skanska and partner D.W. White have delivered Phase 1 of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s South Coast Rail Corridor project, which represents substantial completion of the $159 million contract for South Coast Rail Main Line construction.

The full project promises to deliver a one-seat trip from the southeastern region of MA to Boston in less than 90 minutes. Phase 1 is anticipated to begin passenger service by late 2023.

The $159 million contract awarded in May 2020 was the first major construction package awarded for South Coast Rail Phase 1 and included construction of two brand-new stations in Freetown and Fall River, construction of the all-new Weaver’s Cove layover facility, upgrades and modernization work on over 12 miles of track that were previously used for freight as well as work on nine bridges, 11 culverts, and 10 grade crossings.

A second $403.5 million major construction contract for South Coast Rail Phase 1 was awarded in August 2020 to build South Coast Rail’s New Bedford Line, upgrade the Middleborough Secondary, and construct brand-new stations in East Taunton, Middleborough, two in New Bedford, a layover facility and the Phase 1 signal and communication systems.

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