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Aggregate Industries gets the green light in Minneapolis

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Part of LafargeHolcim in the US, Aggregate Industries has secured a contract to provide concrete for one of the most ambitious public works projects in Minnesota’s state history.

The extension of the Metro Green Line on the Minneapolis-area Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) is expected to cost US$2 billion. The new line will run 14.5 miles from downtown Minneapolis to the suburb of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It will require the construction of 16 new stations, as well as the rail infrastructure itself.

The project is also the largest project ever for Aggregate Industries in Minneapolis. Including Chronolia® high early strength concrete and Artevia® decorative concrete, the project will require up to an estimated 250 000 yd3 of ready mixed concrete, as well as sophisticated engineering planning and support. The project will also include the construction of 44 structures, 29 new bridges (including a cast in place box girder bridge), two cut and cover tunnels, six pedestrian tunnels, 15 at-grade crossings, 110 retaining walls, and 153 440 ft of track.

The LRT will, according to planners, attract new residential and commercial development, enabling growth in Minneapolis Southwest. It is expected that employment will grow by 18% and the population by 56%, in the area within half a mile of the stations.

“This win is especially gratifying because it rewards the tremendous – and effective – cooperation among the bid team,” said Guy Edwards, CEO of the ACM business. “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. I am delighted our persistence paid off.”

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