Granite secures two airport contracts worth $15M

ConDig (27-Oct-20) Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has bagged two airport projects in California and Alaska totaling $15 million.

Under the first $9 million deal, the company will remove and reconstruct an existing runway at Inyokern Airport in Inyokern, California.

The existing runway will be recycled onsite and used for 12,700 cubic yards of recycled base under the new runway. Granite said its new Solari and Big Rock construction materials facilities will supply hot mix asphalt and aggregate base for the project. 

The project is scheduled to begin in November this year and slated for completion in June 2021.

“Granite looks forward to partnering with the Indian Wells Valley Airport District to revitalize Inyokern’s runway,” said Granite regional vice president Larry Camilleri. 

“This project is a significant win for our Solari and Big Rock facilities which will supply 30,000 tons of hot mix asphalt and 43,000 tons of aggregate base for this important project.”

In Alaska, Granite will revamp 8,800 feet of Merrill Field Drive Airport in Anchorage.

This will include the demolition and removal of existing pavement, unclassified excavation, and dynamic compaction of soil and landfill waste. It also involves furnishing and installing 50,000 tons of classified fill, paving, sidewalk and curb ramp improvements, street lighting, apron lighting, fiber optic cable, and signage. 

Construction materials for the project, including 3,300 tons of hot mix asphalt, will be supplied by Granite’s Lang Street Asphalt Plant in Anchorage, Alaska.

The project is planned to start in May 2021 and expected to be complete in October 2021. 

Earlier this month, Granite landed a $16 million contract for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) homes in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth in the Western Pacific.

Granite said that it had worked in Guam and the Marianas Islands since 2011.

In August, a subsidiary of Granite netted five sewer renewal contracts worth a total of $148 million.

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