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Met Council to pull SW Corridor work from Sabo Bridge designers

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The Metropolitan Council is expected on Wednesday to make a remarkable change in course related to the Southwest Corridor light rail project, the Star Tribune reports.

The council had selected San Francisco-based URS Corp. for the engineering work, but has reconsidered given that the firm designed the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis, which had to be closed earlier this year when cables broke loose. URS also had been a consultant to the state on the Interstate 35W bridge prior to its 2007 collapse, the newspaper notes.

Now the council plans to select two URS competitors, AECOM of Los Angeles and North Carolina-based Kimley-Horn and Associates, to do the work, the newspaper reports.

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