ARTIC Achieves Major Project Milestones
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Construction is well underway on the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Upon its completion in late 2014, the new intermodal facility will serve AMTRAK and Metrolink rail, bus, and taxi passengers and will significantly increase travel options for residents and visitors to Anaheim, Orange County, and the entire Southern California region.
Clark's project team recently reached a major milestone with the completion of the building's concrete work. With the superstructure now in place, metal stud framing and MEP overhead rough-in work has commenced. Clark also has begun the erection of diagrid steel, which, once completed, will mark the next major milestone for the project.
In November, Clark also concluded another major facet of the project; the bridge replacement over Douglass Road. Work included the removal of the existing through-girder bridge structure to make way for a new steel plate girder bridge structure, which will accommodate the new station platforms. Highlights included the replacement of three main girders, installation of 11 new girders and new track, as well as 160 drilled bolts—all of which occurred in two, 52-hour work windows while rail traffic continued just 10 feet from the center of construction. Clark worked alongside its subcontractors for more than six weeks to develop a detailed, hour-by-hour schedule to ensure that all items were meticulously planned and safely executed.
Designed with a LEED Platinum certification goal, ARTIC will include interior and exterior public plaza areas and electric vehicle charging stations. More than 10,000 passengers are expected to pass through the ARTIC every day during its first year in operation.
To view a time lapse video detailing ARTIC's construction progress, click on the image below.