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LA story Third phase of the LA Metro extension looks set to produce some good news on a scheme known for churning out bad. James Macneil reports.

When work began on the North Hollywood extension of the Los Angeles Metro three years ago, there was immense pressure on the joint construction managers, JMA joint venture and Parsons/ Dillingham joint venture. Not only did they have to construct 7.5km of dual-bore tunnel through both soft and hard ground and build three stations - one directly beneath Hollywood Boulevard - they also had to ensure that the project was completed on time, on budget and without a whiff of corruption.

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