Aggregate Industries to supply concrete for light rail extension in Minneapolis

Aggregate Industries (AI) is expected to provide 250,000 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete to extend the Southwest Light Rail Transit Metro Green Line in Minneapolis.

The $2 billion project is anticipated to increase employment by 18% and population by 56% in the area within a half mile of the stations.

The line will run 14.5-mile extension line will run from downtown Minneapolis to the suburb of Eden Prairie and require the construction of 16 stations and rail infrastructure.

AI will use Chronolia High-Early Strength Concrete and Artevia Decorative Concrete for the construction of 44 structures and 29 new bridges (including a cast in place box girder bridge). Also, the deal includes the development of two cut and cover tunnels, six pedestrian tunnels, 15 at-grade crossings,110 retaining walls, and 153,440 feet of track.

Guy Edwards, CEO for company’s aggregates and construction materials business, says: “This win is especially gratifying because it rewards the tremendous – and effective – cooperation among the bid team. Our sales and operations teams worked together for many months; we got in early, understood the project well, and offered solutions beyond materials – for example, logistics and contingencies.

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