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IMMEDIATE RELEASE      
Tuesday, January 28, 2014                                                           
 
LYNX Blue Line Extension Civil Construction Update
 
Charlotte City Council approved to award Balfour Beatty/Blythe Development (Joint Venture) the low-bid contract of $107,967,958.13 during their January 27 meeting for the civil construction of
Segment A on the LYNX Blue Line Extension project.
 
Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Flowers and Transit Program Manager Danny Rogers provide a summary of the project and approval:
Civil Construction Contract Award Details
The contract award approved involves civil work for construction of the LYNX Blue Line Extension Segment A, extending from south of 7th Street to south of the proposed Old Concord Road Station. Work includes: drainage, erosion control, bridges, arterial roadways, retaining walls, traffic control, traffic signal, water main and sewer instillation and related works.
Last November, the City publicly advertised for prospective bidders to participate in the competitive invitation to bid.  Four bids were ultimately received and Joint Venture was the lowest and responsive bidder and was within the current budget.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The established DBE goal was 17.50 percent and the committed DBE goal is 17.53 percent. The Joint Venture is committed to assign approximately $18,539,646 of contract amount to the following firms: Express Logistics for hauling, Bonn-J Contracting for Mechanically Stabilized Earth wall, Ground Effects for pavement markings, CES Group for construction layout, Bullington Construction for handrail, Ace Steel for rebar, Cherry Contracting for pile panels, Absolute Business Connections for flaggers, GC Electrical Solutions for electrical supplies and BESCO Electrical Corp for electrical. Funding will come from the Transit Community Investment Plan.
To learn more about CATS and its services, visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433.
 
 
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