Granite wins $101m highway construction contract in California


US-based Granite Construction has won a $101m contract for the construction of Segment 4C (Summerland) of the Highway 101 Santa Barbara to Carpinteria project in Southern California.

The contract has been awarded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Under the contract, Granite will serve as the construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for the project.

It is the second contract that has been awarded to Granite of the five-segment $410m CM/CG project.

The contract will be included in Granite’s fourth-quarter 2020 backlog.

The Highway 101 Santa Barbara to Carpinteria project is the final phase of the larger programme, aimed at increasing safety and mobility.

The overall project will provide congestion relief along the U.S. Route 101 in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The Segment 4C will add 1.7 miles of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in Santa Barbara County which will result in reduced traffic congestion between Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Granite regional vice president Larry Camilleri said: “Granite's preconstruction team has worked hand-in-hand with Caltrans’ design team over the past 18 months to improve constructability and staging throughout this segment.”

“We look forward to our continued partnership to deliver a complex project on time for Caltrans and the community of Santa Barbara County.”

The work under Segment 4C will include the construction of a new HOV lane in all the directions. It will also involve the reconstruction of the existing highway and rebuilding of two interchanges.

The supply aggregates and asphalt concrete for the project will be provided by Granite’s material facilities in Santa Barbara County.

Construction on the project is underway and is expected to be completed by August 2023.


Granite wins $101m highway construction contract in California. (Credit: Granite Construction Inc.)

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