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Tutor Perini Selected for Bridge Project

Tutor Perini Corp. has been selected by a Maryland-based company as the design and construction contractor for Phase 1 South of the New American Legion Bridge 1-270 Traffic Relief project.

The Sylmar construction services firm was chosen by Accelerate Maryland Partners to design and construct both the Phase 1 South A and Phase 1 South B components of the project.

The project scope of work includes design and construction to replace and expand the American Legion Bridge and will include two new High Occupancy Toll (HOT) managed lanes in each direction from south of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Fairfax County, Va., to west of MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) in Montgomery County, Md., according to a release from the company.

On I-270, the project will convert the existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction to a HOT managed lane and add one new HOT managed lane in each direction on I-270 from I-495 to north of I-370, and on the I-270 east and west spurs, the release said.

Tutor Perini’s team includes O&G Industries in Torrington, Conn. (for Phase 1 South A), the company’s subsidiary, Lunda Construction in Black River Falls, Wis. (for Phase 1 South B), as well as Parsons Corp. in Centreville, Va. as the lead designer for both Phase 1 South A and B components, the release added.

Ronald Tutor, chief executive of the company, said that it was proud to partner with Accelerate Maryland and the Maryland Department of Transportation to advance a project that maximizes travel benefits and long-term economic value while minimizing the impact to the communities of the I-495 and I-270 corridors.

“We bring a strong record of meeting or exceeding project participation goals for disadvantaged businesses and bring to bear the strength of our union and non-union contracting partners to put people to work,” Tutor said in a statement.

Shares in Tutor Perini (TPC) closed up 7 cents, or more than 1%, to $6.85 on the New York Stock Exchange when the news was announced, on a day when the Dow Jones closed down a fraction of a percent.

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