Skanska to build MBTA’s South Coast Rail expansion, Fall River Secondary Line

July 10, 2020
The joint venture between Skanska and D.W. White Construction will complete the first major package of the Phase 1 expansion.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has signed a contract with the joint venture of Skanska and D.W. White Construction to build the Fall River Secondary Line.

This is the first major package of the South Coast Rail Phase 1 Expansion in Massachusetts. The total contract is worth $159 million. Skanska will include its $79 million portion of the contract in the U.S. order bookings for the second quarter 2020.

The project includes two new stations, in Freetown and in Fall River, and a layover facility for train storage in Fall River. The contract also includes nearly 12 miles of track, eight railroad bridges, 10 grade crossings and additional systems infrastructure.

Construction began in June 2020 and is scheduled for completion in October 2022.

Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
A South Coast Rail groundbreaking ceremony was held July 2, 2019.