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STACY AND WITBECK'S LIGHT RAIL PROJECT WILL ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. BY ALAN DORICH
hen Stacy and Witbeck
arrives on a project site, it
concentrates on delivering
the best outcome. "We have
a lot of high-quality people who really
Stacy and Witbeck - Gilbert
Road Light Rail Extension
* Project budget: $113 million
* Location: Mesa, Ariz.
* Employees: Approximately 200
* Scope: 1.7-mile light ail extension
"We have a lot of high-quality
people who eally focus on e
customer and e community."
- Jennifer Donaldson, project manager
focus on the customer and the community,"
Project Manager Jennifer Donaldson says.
The company brings this focus to its
Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Project
in Mesa, Ariz. The project, she explains, is a
1.7-mile extension of the Valley Metro Light
Rail system that will add one park-and-ride
and two stations.
But the most distinctive feature, she
notes, will be a four-way roundabout with
the light rail traveling through it. "There's
a similar, three-way roundabout in Utah,"
Donaldson says, noting that Stacy and
Witbeck built that roundabout.
Metro. The two companies began working
together in 2004 to pursue work on the light
Together, the contractors built several of
the light rail's original segments, a maintenance and storage facility, several park-andrides, and its northwest extension. "Our
companies complement each other very
well," Donaldson says, noting that both are
"[Sundt is] one of the major heavy civil
contractors in the Phoenix area," she adds.
"We brought the rail experience and it's
been a great partnership ever since."
Stacy and Witbeck, joint ventured with
Sundt Construction, is the construction
manager at-risk on the project for Valley
Stacy and Witbeck/Sundt won the contract
for the Gilbert Road project in 2015, when
the project was only 30 percent designed.
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and Witbeck/Sundt won
the contract for the Gilbert