Through Spanish construction and engineering company, Grupo Dragados SA and its subsidiary, Schiavone Construction of Secaucus, New Jersey, Grupo ACS has been awarded a new $447 million contract for the construction of the 72nd Street Station in Manhattan, part of the ongoing Second Avenue Subway Line project.

The contract which was also signed by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority includes construction of the main cavern under Second Avenue which is approximately 1,056 ft long and 72 ft wide and is over 98 ft below ground level. It also includes maintenance and traffic control, monitoring of the existing buildings and structures, and the protection and relocation of the services affected by the construction work.

Construction on the 72nd Street Station is expected to begin by the end of the year and will last approximately 37 months.

-Carolina Worrell