Archer Western on Track at Orlando International Airport
- Jul 13, 2015
By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor
It’s official: All Aboard Florida has put Archer Western in charge of construction at the passenger-rail corridor’s Orlando station, near Orlando International Airport’s South Intermodal Center.
The contractor will build the railway, the roadway and related structures, working closely with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Established in 1983, Archer Western is a subsidiary of The Walsh Group, which is among the largest builders of mass transit and rail projects in the US. The company has worked on projects like the SunRail in Orlando, the I-95 Overland Bridge and the I-10/I-95 Interchange in Jacksonville, as well as the I-4 Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Connector in Tampa. Archer Western is also building the people mover between the North and South terminals at Orlando International Airport. Archer Western is also responsible for construction management and general-contracting services on the Miami-Orlando intercity passenger-rail project’s Miami-to-West-Palm-Beach segment, including safety improvements and upgrades, track work, rail signalization and structural work.
As announced by the developers, the site work in Orlando will create 75 direct jobs, in addition to a number of opportunities for subcontractors and suppliers to join the project. The intercity passenger trains are expected to begin service from the airport in late 2017.
Rendering courtesy of All Aboard Florida