Granite receives highway improvement contract in Texas

WCN Editorial Team 27 Jul 2022 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Granite has secured an approximately $40m contract to carry out improvements to State Highway 288 in the Houston Metro Area of Texas, US.

This project is expected to boost connectivity on the south side of the Houston metro area and provide better access to the Texas Medical Center.

The contract was awarded by the Texas Department of Transport (TxDOT).

Granite plans to include this contract in its third quarter CAP.

This contract is the first in a series of four projects to bring improvements to the SH 288 corridor.

Covering 1 mile of SH 288, the first phase includes a new overpass along the highway, frontage roads, and four main lanes which will boost access into Houston for the communities using County Road 48.

Granite stated that it will work with around 250,000 cubic yards for embankments, and another 50,000 cubic yards during excavation process.

Granite project executive Domingo Gonzalez said: “This project will reduce congestion on SH 288 and will improve the daily lives of commuters in the Houston metro area.

“In addition, this win bolsters the Texas Region’s strategy to expand Granite’s home market presence in Houston. We have a great relationship with the subcontractor and supplier communities in the area and this project will improve Granite’s strategic position to pursue the additional contracts in TxDOT’s upcoming bid lettings later this summer."

The project is expected to commence in fourth quarter of 2022 and slated to complete in early 2024.

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Image: This project is expected to boost connectivity on the south side of the Houston metro area. Credit: Benjamin Wiens from Pixabay.

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