Metro Orange Line Extension: North Parking Lot, Chatsworth Station
The success of the Orange Line deemed it necessary for LACMTA to extend the bus-way four miles north from the Canoga Station to the Chatsworth Amtrak/Metrolink station in the western San Fernando Valley. The new extension improves north-south mobility by connecting activity centers along the corridor. It also provides the options to connect to Amtrak and Metrolink at its northern terminus and the Red Line at its eastern terminus.
The Orange Line Extension was the first project of the Measure R tax fund, established in 2009. Measure R is a half-cent sales tax for Los Angeles County to finance new transportation projects and programs, and accelerate those already in the pipeline. The Orange Line Extension kicked-off the $215.6M design-build project. An official groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 24th, 2009 with elected officials present including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and LA City Council members Greig Smith and Dennis Zine. Also in attendance from LACMTA was Art Leahy, K.N. Murthy, Roger Dames, Hitesh Patel, and Rod Holtman.
Sully-Miller coordinated permit acquisitions with City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Union Pacific Railroad, and Southern California Regional Rail Authority.
Sully-Miller's work at the Chatworth Station north parking lot consisted of:
• walkways and longitudinal gutter
Asphalt Mix was supplied by Blue Diamond Materials’ Sun Valley Plant.
Sully-Miller constructed the north parking lot (Chatsworth station) on time and under budget at a final value of $1.1M.