Columbia, Md. — Costello Construction, a Maryland-based firm providing general construction services to public and private-sector clients, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Maryland Transit Administration to build the new Langley Park Transit Center in Prince George’s County. The new facility will be located at the northwest corner of the University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue intersection, which is currently the busiest non-Metrorail transit hub in the region with 11 different bus routes passing through the area.
The Transit Center is expected to improve pedestrian safety by making it easier and more convenient to transfer from one bus route to another by providing a central location for the many bus routes that serve the Langley Crossroads area. The Transit Center will include an attractive shelter featuring a large, ornamental canopy that will provide a comfortable place for bus riders to wait. The $13 million project will also include a building to house transit information, ticketing and public restroom facilities.
Groundbreaking on the project is planned for summer 2013 and the facility is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. This project has been delayed for several years while the state negotiated the acquisition of the 1.2 acres of land needed to build the facility, but has recently been given the green light to proceed.
Costello Construction will self-perform more than 50 percent of project utilizing its own forces, which was a minimum requirement set by the MTA during the bidding process. Costello is one of the only construction firms in the region able to meet this requirement.
“We have been self-performing significant portions of our projects for decades and are excited that the State of Maryland recognized the inherent benefits of this and set forth enforceable self-performance requirements,” said David Costello, president of Costello Construction. “We are committed to the successful completion of the Langley Park project and hope that prospective clients will recognize the advantages of utilizing a contractor with the ability to perform work on a project with its own forces.’
Costello Construction will team up with architect ArchPlan Inc. Philipsen Architects to build the new transit center. Led by David Costello, president and project executive, the Costello Construction management team for the Langley Park Transit Center will include Project Manager Brian Malanchuk and Superintendent Kevin Gallagher.
About Costello Construction
Since 1993, Costello Construction has provided general construction services to public and private clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We have a well-earned reputation for building structures of the highest quality on time, under budget and with an unwavering commitment to safety. Our skilled team of industry professionals, combined with a fleet of wholly owned heavy equipment, enables us to self-perform a wide range of construction services from excavation to underground utilities and from building and site concrete to carpentry work. For more information, visit www.costelloconstruction.com.