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1/5/2015



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Sound Transit signs Hill International for East Link extension pre-construction work


Sound Transit has agreed to contract Hill International to provide design-build project management services for the East Link light-rail extension.

The contract's first phase calls for $1 million of pre-construction services of the E360 segment for one year. The contract's second phase, if exercised by Sound Transit, would cover the construction services worth $21 million over a four-year period, according to a Hill International press release.

The E360 segment is the terminal segment of the East Link light-rail extension, a 1.8-mile line stretching from East Bellevue to the main campus of Microsoft Corp. in Redmond.

The alignment includes aerial guideway, at-grade and retained cut sections, and features two new platform stations, two pedestrian bridges and a 300-vehicle parking garage. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.



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