Granite Construction joint venture team awarded $659 million contract to build Queens Bored Tunnels, structures in New York

Watsonville, Calif.-based Granite Construction Inc. announced on Sept. 29 that a joint venture team comprised of Granite Construction Northeast Inc., Traylor Bros. and Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc., has been awarded a $659 million contract by the MTA Capital Construction to build the Queens Bored Tunnels and Structures for Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) East Side Access project in New York. In conjunction with the award, the MTACC also issued a full notice to proceed on the project.Granite’s 42.5 percent share of the contract will be booked into third quarter 2009 backlog.

The Queens Bored Tunnels and Structures contract is part of the LIRR’s East Side Access project and is the last major link in the tunnels from Queens to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. When completed, the East Side Access project will bring Long Island Rail Road service, the busiest commuter railroad in the country, into New York’s Grand Central Terminal providing a direct route between Long Island and eastern Queens to Manhattan’s eastside.

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