BOISE, Idaho, and ONTARIO, Calif. (July 19, 2007) — Washington Group International (NYSE: WNG) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the City of Ontario (Calif.) to provide professional services for infrastructure facilities in one of the largest infill real estate developments west of the Mississippi River.
Under the cost-reimbursable contract, Washington Group will provide public works inspection and material testing of streets, water, sewer, storm drain, and related facilities for the first phase of Ontario’s New Model Colony, an 8,200-acre master-planned development expected to include 30,000 new homes and several million square feet of commercial, retail, and light industrial development during the next 20 years. The initial contract will run through October 2008, with four one-year options available.
“We are pleased to support the City of Ontario as it moves forward on this visionary project,” said Greg Therrien, president of Washington Group’s Infrastructure Business Unit. “Washington Group has long been involved in the advancement of California’s infrastructure – from helping expand the San Francisco Airport to work on current transit systems in Los Angeles and the Bay area.”
The California Transportation Foundation named the Los Angeles METRO’s Orange Bus Rapid Transit Line, designed by Washington Group International, the 2006 Transit Project of the Year in a statewide competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in California transportation.
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Jerry Holloway or Laurie Spiegelberg, Washington Group International, +1-208-386-5255