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VolkerWessels signs major light rail contract in the Washington state

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Rotterdam/Kirkland – MidMountain Contractors, VolkerWessels’ subsidiary in Kirkland, Washington (USA) has signed a contract worth over US$ 40 million with Sound Transit, the governmental authority responsible for regional public transport.
The project “D to M Streets Track and Signal Work” in Tacoma, Washington, includes the laying of a 2.25 km long light rail link that will enable commuters to ride through to the South Tacoma and Lakewood stations. To prevent the obstruction of North-South traffic on Pacific Avenue the project also includes a new rail viaduct. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2012.
Gerard van de Aast, Chairman of VolkerWessels’ Board of Management: "This order fits in with our strategy of further expansion in North America. We anticipate further growth in this region in the future."

MidMountain Contractors, Inc. (www.midmtn.com) is an independent VolkerWessels operating company that focuses on residential and retail construction, utility and civil engineering construction projects and infrastructure projects for the public and private sector. For more information about this project please go to: http://www.soundtransit.org/x8955.xml.

Contact: Dr. Dorien Wietsma
Director Corporate Responsibility and Communications
Tel.: + 31 (0)10 42 44 425      
E-mail: dwietsma@volkerwessels.com