Skanska scores 2nd Avenue Subway hat-trick Feb 2012
Skanska News Release
- The US$262 million track and systems contract for Phase 1 of New York's Second Avenue Subway is awarded to the Skanska/LK Comstock JV.
Second Avenue Subway TBM launched in May 2010
- The award by the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), includes the track, train signals, communications systems and traction power between 105th Street and the existing subway station at 63rd Street.
- Additional project scope includes modification of existing facilities and systems to ensure connectivity with the operating Second Avenue Subway system. The JV will also construct three rail crossovers along the route, allowing trains to switch tracks in case of emergency.
- Work is scheduled to start later this month (February), with anticipated completion in Fall 2016.
- The latest award is Skanska's third contract win on the $4.45 billion Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway project.
- In April last year the Skanska/Traylor JV was the low bidder for the 86th Street Station cavern, beating four other rivals with a $302 million bid that came in roughly $800,000 below the Engineer's estimate of $400 million.
- MTA awarded the initial $392 million tunnels and shafts contract to the Skanska/Schiavone/Shea JV in March 2007. Excavation of the 14,998ft (4.5km) east and west running tunnels, using a 22ft diameter Herrenknecht hard rock gripper TBM, started in May 2010 and broke through on September 22nd last year.
Next Second Avenue contract bid result - TunnelTalk, May 2011
TBM breakthrough in New York - TunnelTalk, September 2011
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