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Skanska to complete $515M New York No. 7 Line subway extension

Skanska has signed a new contract to furnish and install finishes and systems at the No. 7 Line subway extension from Times Square to West 25th St. and 11th Ave. in Manhattan, New York.

The $515M (£327M) project is a joint venture between Skanska and Railworks.Client is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York.

The project includes various civil improvements, including utility connections, architectural finishes, structural work, elevators, escalators, HVAC, tunnel ventilation, fire protection, plumbing, electrical power and lighting, instrumentation and controls, signal systems, communication systems, traction power systems and track work for the running tunnels, station cavern and four ventilation buildings along the alignment of the No. 7 Line extension. Work on the project begins this month, and is expected to be completed in June 2014.

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