New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded a $200-million design-build contract to a joint venture of Skanska USA and Railroad Construction Co., Paterson, N.J., for improvements on the Flushing Line subway between Manhattan and Queens in New York City.
The project includes track bed restoration, track support structure repairs, reconstruction of platforms and structural repairs throughout the 61st Street-Woodside Station, MTA records show. It also includes replacing escalators at 61st Street-Woodside and at 74th Street-Broadway Station, plus repairs along the line between 48th Street and 72nd Street in Queens.
The Flushing Line carries No. 7 subway train service between Flushing, Queens, and Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
Work on the project began in September and is expected to complete in May 2025, a Skanska spokesperson says. This project will increase efficiency for commuters.
The Skanska-Railroad JV was one of four teams shortlisted for the work, records show. AECOM is the team’s engineer for the project.
Both firms in the JV have previously worked for MTA. Skanska was part of the joint venture building MTA’s $2.4-billion, 1.5-mile No. 7 line extension to the west side of Manhattan.