$520 Mn Of Californian Highway Contracts Awarded To Granite

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has appointed Granite as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for two projects with a combined value of more than US $520 Mn.

The contracts are for US $410 Mn Highway 101 Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project and the US $113 Mn Cosumnes Bridge Replacement in Sacramento County. CM/GC procurement process involves the contractor during the design and planning phases and is seen as offering a lower risk profile for both the contractor and the owner, while increasing the overall value to taxpayers.

The Highway 101 project is the final phase of a larger program to increase safety, mobility, and provide congestion relief along US 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The scope includes adding 10.9 miles of high-occupancy vehicle lanes between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. The Cosumnes Bridge replacement project includes the removal and replacement of four bridges over the Cosumnes River and partial realignment of SR 99 southbound.