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Skanska wins New York subway station contract

Construction work on New York’s Second Avenue Subway line’s 86th Street Station is to start this month following award of a $210M (£133M) contract for the scheme to a joint venture of Skanska and Traylor Bros.

Skanska says it will do 70% of the work on the project for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York.

The contract includes drill and blast rock cavern excavation for the new station and installation of the structural concrete lining, as well as extensive demolition work, utility diversions and underpinning of the existing buildings that surround the site.

Work on the new station is expected to be completed in autumn 2014.

The Second Avenue Subway project is being built in four phases to relieve congestion on the Lexington Avenue line and will run along Second Avenue from 125th Street to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Construction on phase one started in 2007.


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