Work to Begin Under Last Major Contract Needed to Extend the 7 Subway Line
Work will begin this September on the last major contract needed to extend the 7 subway line to the Far West Side of Manhattan. The contract, signed in August for $513.7 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Skanska USA and the RailWorks Corp. The funding for this contract is being provided by the Hudson Yards Development Corporation.
"This award marks a major milestone as we continue to make progress on the construction of the 7 extension project," said Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction. "With the award of this contract, we're one step closer to opening up the Far West Side of Manhattan to major, transit-oriented economic growth."
The contracting companies have committed to aggressive goals of hiring state-designated minority-owned subcontractors for 15% of work and women-owned subcontractors for an additional 5% of work.
The $2.1 billion project to extend the 7 train to the Far West Side of Manhattan, with a new station at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue, is expected to open for service in December 2013.
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