Los Angeles — Skanska and its joint venture partner Stacy and Witbeck (SSW) announced that construction of foundations for the new Sixth Street Viaduct will begin this month. This is a significant milestone for the project which, until now, has primarily consisted of the demolition of the previous structure.

Photo: Michael Maltzan Architects
Photo: Michael Maltzan Architects, courtesy of NoTriangle Studio


“It’s an exciting pivot point for the project,” said Skanska Project Manager Lawrence Damore. “The joint venture team has done an exceptional job safely demolishing the old bridge. Now, as a team, we look forward to delivering a new landmark for the city.”

Foundation work will commence immediately and conclude late in 2017. Numerous foundations will be drilled, utilizing thousands of cubic yards of concrete and millions of pounds of reinforcing steel. This work will be followed by construction of the distinctive “Y” columns and the viaduct superstructure.  HNTB is the designer of the project. The structure, with expected completion in 2019, is destined to be a significant landmark for the City.

Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Sixth Street Viaduct connects the Arts District and Boyle Heights, two communities vital to the growth of the downtown area. SSW is committed to working with area business leaders and residents to increase local involvement for employment and subcontracting opportunities.

Skanska is active throughout the city of Los Angeles. Along with joint venture partners, Skanska is under way on work for the new Regional Connector and West Side Purple Line Extension for LA Metro. Additionally, its joint venture with Steve P. Rados Construction recently completed the Expo Line Phase 2 extension to Santa Monica, an Envision Platinum-certified project. Skanska crews are also working on projects at LAX Airport and a confidential manufacturing facility in the South Bay.