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SANTA ANA, CA-Sukut Construction Inc. has landed a $96 millioncontract to build the roads and underground infrastructure on the4,000-acre first phase of the 13-square-mile New Model Colonymaster-planned community in Ontario, one of the largest projects inrecent Southern California history. Sukut officials note that of 13companies vying for the contract, only five were qualified by thecity to be capable of managing such a massive job.

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Approximately 120 acres of commercial building totaling fivemillion sf is planned for the first phase of New Model Colony,according to Michael Bobeczko, Sukut director of marketing. Theentire New Model Colony development will include 30,000 homes, plusretail and commercial centers, schools and parks.

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The New Model Colony project, which is expected to take 20 yearsto complete, will be built in three phases and will increase thepopulation of Ontario by 120,000. The masterplanned community willbe developed on one of the largest remaining, centrally located andundeveloped areas in Southern California and is expected to becomean important center of employment, culture and entertainment.

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Ontario's New Model Colony is the portion of the former SanBernardino County Agricultural Preserve annexed by the city in1999. The New Model Colony totals approximately 8,200 acres and isbounded by Riverside Drive to the north, Milliken Avenue and HamnerAvenue to the east, the Riverside County line and Merrill Avenue tothe south, and Euclid Avenue to the west.

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The land from which New Model Colony will rise is primarilydairy farms and pasture. Sukut will build the arterial highways onexisting roads: Archibald, Hamner and Mill Creek which run northand south, and Riverside, Merrill and Belgrave, which run east andwest.

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A consortium of 26 developers including Lewis Properties,Brookfield Homes, Stratham Communities, Richland Communities andMeritage Homes will build on the property after Sukut readies itwith the infrastucture work. The Santa Ana-based company's jobinvolves clearing the path of the arterials; installing sewer,water, reclaimed water and storm water pipelines; adding conduitsfor gas, electric, fiber optic and cable utilities; and finishingwith curbs, gutters, asphalt, street lights and trafficsignals.

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Sukut CEO Michael Crawford calls the New Model Colony job"enormous." He cites statistics showing that Sukut will be buildingsix arterial roads totaling 13 miles, will excavate 900,000 cubicyards of dirt, will lay 240,000 lineal feet of water, sewer andstorm pipe; install 532 street lights and 23 traffic signals.

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Sukut, California's largest mass excavation and gradingcontractor, was founded almost 40 years ago. In addition to itsSanta Ana headquarters, it operates offices in Oceanside, LosAngeles and Riverside.

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