Skanska JV Secures Mid-Coast Trolley Extension Contract

The $922 million project will be led by Stacy and Witbeck.

By Alex Girda

San Diego—The San Diego Association of Governments has announced that a contractor has been picked for the Mid-Coast Trolley project. A venture of Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog, and Skanska has been awarded the construction manager/general contractor job, which is worth $921.8 million. As a result, Skanska announced that its USA Civil division will include $307.3 million on its third quarter order bookings. The winning venture is led by Stacy and Witbeck, while the project designers are Kimley Horn, Parsons Brinkerhoff, and HDR.

Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Map
Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Map

Essentially meant to extend the service into the University City submarket, the Mid-Coast Trolley line will be continued from the Santa Fe Depot in the city’s core. Slated for revenue service five years from now, the line is already under construction. Specs on the project call for 11.5 miles to be added, with nine new stations included in the project. A number of high-interest areas will be serviced by the Mid-Coast Trolley as a result of the new line, including the Westfield UTC Transit Center, UC San Diego, the Mission Bay area, and the VA Medical Center.

Starting just north of the Old Town Transit Center, the new line will continue along the I-5 to Gilman Drive, then crossing to the west side of the route, serving the UCSD campus. Following the campus, the line moves back east of the I-5, where the UCSD east campus and Scripps Memorial Hospital will be served. Following the line’s completion, residents along the Trolley extension will be connected to other areas including Mission Valley, East County, and South County.

According to official estimates, population in the Mid-Coast Corridor is forecasted to grow by roughly 19 percent by 2030, with employment following closely. The new Trolley extension is meant to help with the problems caused by traffic congestion in the area.

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