Granite Construction has three more reasons to be thankful this week.
The Watsonville, California-based contractor is closing in on the end of November with three recent contract wins.
Award: I-10 Rehab
Value: $170 million
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Clients: ADOT, FHA, Pima County, Arizona
The $170 million I-10 reconstruction project near Tucson, Arizona, will provide four general purpose lanes on the highway in each direction. Work includes six new bridges, drainage facilities, mechanically stabilized earth walls and electrical improvements.
Building on its practice to leverage its own aggregate plants on projects, Granite will supply over 91,500 tons of hot mix asphaltic concrete and 67,500 tons aggregate base materials from its Tangerine Road Facility. The company said it will reuse or repurpose nearly 100% of the demolition material.
The project is expected to begin in January and be completed by October 2025, and will be included in Granite’s fourth quarter project awards, the company announced.
Award: American River Bridge Rehab
Value: $50 million child contract
Location: Sacramento, California
American River Constructors, a joint venture of Granite and Pleasanton-based California Engineering Contractors, nabbed a $50 million child contract for its American River Bridge Rehabilitation project in Sacramento, California, to construct the substructure for the bridge widening, according to a release.
The American River Bridge, located on State Route 51, is a six-lane, multi-span bridge constructed in 1954. The job will replace the bridge deck, protect the abutments and piers from scour and provide a multimodal connection between downtown and eastern Sacramento.
The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of the existing concrete deck and steel girder post-tensioning systems in spans one and two, and the widening of the bridge to accommodate traffic during construction. ARC will also construct bike path along the bridge that will connect to existing bike trails.
The JV has been working on a preconstruction service contract since January 2021, which it expects to complete by year’s end, and has also executed two other child contracts totaling $20 million for access, clearing, steel piling and girder procurement.
The project is slated for completion in December 2025.
Award: Albion River Bridge Replacement
Value: Undisclosed for preconstruction, $50-$85 million for construction (yet-to-be awarded)
Location: Mendocino, California
CalTrans chose Granite as the construction manager and general contractor to provide preconstruction services for the $50 million to $85 million Albion River Bridge Replacement project near Mendocino, California, north of San Francisco. While the final award for construction services on the job won’t come until 2026, the CMGC method includes the contractor early in the design process to incorporate the contractor’s perspective during planning.
The current Albion River Bridge is a wooden-deck truss bridge that carries Highway 1 across the Albion River near the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1944, wood was used for large portions of the bridge because of WWII steel and concrete shortages.
At 26 feet wide, the 970-foot span does not meet modern safety standards for width and the steel truss across the center section has become significantly corroded and does not meet safety standards for critical components, according to a Granite release.
The structure is a beloved local landmark that harkens the Lost Coast’s rugged, remote nature, and is the only remaining wooden truss bridge on Highway 1. CalTrans is seeking community input as it studies multiple alternatives, including rehabilitation.