Walsh recently completed the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing and East End Access design-build projects valued at more than $1.5B.
National Transit Leader:
As an ENR top-three transit contractor, Walsh is currently building LA Metro’s $1.3B Crenshaw/LAX LRT Corridor design-build project. Walsh also recently completed construction of the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction located adjacent to the RPM corridor.
With more than 2,000 staff located throughout the Chicago area, Walsh has developed a large list of local relationships with numerous industry-related entities.
Walsh is a 120-year-old, family-owned business headquartered in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. As one of the largest contractors in the United States, Walsh provides general contracting, construction management, and design-build services throughout the U.S. Ranked by ENR as the 3rd largest Transportation Contractor in the U.S. and 3rd largest Rail and Mass Transit Builder, Walsh has successfully completed substantial transportation projects throughout the county and within Chicago. Recent significant projects include the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction, Los Angeles County Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Design-Build project, and Dallas Area Rail Transit (DART) Light Rail Transit System.
With its roots in Chicago dating back to 1898, Walsh has been involved with some of the City’s most iconic projects, including Millennium Park, the 606 Bloomingdale Trail, and the Chicago Riverwalk. Walsh is the largest employer of construction tradespeople in the City of Chicago and is currently one of the top-four contractors in Chicago, per 2017 Crain’s Chicago Business.
In support of diversity, Walsh assertively facilitates minority participation on both public and private projects and strives to surpass the DBE requirements established by the client. Walsh has promoted community relations and residency hiring programs, integrating our work with daily lives of our communities. Recognizing Walsh as a true champion of minority participation; community-based organizations, advocacy groups and trade organizations have honored The Walsh Group with numerous affirmative action awards.
CTA Wilson Station Reconstruction
Location: Chicago, Illinois | Owner: CTA | Contract: $156 million
Walsh worked with the CTA to replace the deteriorated Wilson Station with a modern, accessible station to serve as a new transfer point between Red and Purple Line Express service. The project included 2,100 feet of new track and platform structures, street-level enhancements, and improvements to CTA operations. Restoration of the existing historic 1923 stationhouse facade also make this a viable space for future development. The Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, which began in 2014, is one of the largest CTA ‘L’ station projects in the agency’s history.
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
Location: Los Angeles, California | Owner: LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority | Contract: $1.3 billion
This design-build project consists of the final design and construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, an 8.5-mile-long LRT system to link the LAX Airport to Inglewood and the Los Angeles Historic Crenshaw District. Work includes 8 new stations, 1 mile of twin bored tunnel, and 1 mile of bridge over I-405, the busiest and most congested freeway in the United States. The project also includes 5.5 miles of at-grade track, 3,600 feet of bridges, 4,600 feet of U-wall, 4,700 feet of cut-and-cover trench, 6,000 feet of bored tunnel, and 16 grade crossings.
DART Light Rail Transit System
Location: Dallas, Texas | Owner: Dallas Area Rapid Transit Contract: $894 million
The DART Green Line Program stretched over 25 miles through residential, light industrial, and urban areas into the heart of downtown Dallas. Construction included 10 miles of bridge, making it one of the largest bridge projects in Texas with 1.5 million square feet of bridge deck over 625 spans. The project included six highway crossings, 153 street crossings, six miles of utility relocations, roadway reconstruction, and MSE retaining walls. Walsh was recognized by DART for working more than two years and 2.8 million man-hours with no lost time incidents.