Skanska wins contract for interchange reconstruction in New York City

WCN Editorial Team 8 Nov 2019 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Skanska and ECCO III joint venture to reconstruct a major interchange in New York City.

Under the terms of the contract, the partners will improve commercial vehicle access to and from the Hunts Point Peninsula in the Bronx, New York City. The share of Skanska in the contract is worth $290m.

The project is intended to reconfigure and improve several roadways in order to improve access for the vehicles that travel to and from the Hunts Point Peninsula. It will also deliver infrastructure upgrades to surrounding roads, ramps and bridges.

As part of the contract, Skanska will replace a pedestrian bridge as well as build a new shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The work is expected to help improve safety for local motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Construction on the project is currently underway and is planned to be completed in 2023.

Recently, Skanska said that it has been awarded a contract worth $778m by Sound Transit to build the Lynnwood Link Extension L300 Main Package in the State of Washington, US.

The $2.9bn 8.5-mile Lynnwood Link Extension will extend the light rail from Northgate to Lynnwood City Center in Washington.

Expected to open in 2024, the extension will offer commuters a fast and reliable service between south Snohomish County and the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, Eastside, Sea-Tac Airport and other areas.

Under the contract, Skanska will be responsible for the construction of about 6km of new guideway alignment from Shoreline to Lynnwood.

The project will comprise 3.5km of aerial guideway, two elevated stations and a five-storey parking garage.

Construction on the project is currently underway and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2024.

The Lynnwood Link Extension will provide 20-minute rides from the Lynnwood Transit Center to the University of Washington, 27-minute journeys to downtown Seattle, and 60-minute trips to Sea-Tac Airport.

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