Granite drives off with $50M highway upgrade in Nevada

ConDig (13-Dec-18).  Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction Inc has landed a $50 million highway revamp contract in Silver Springs, Nevada.

Under the deal with the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Watsonville, California-based contractor will construct eight miles of multilane, divided highway including a frontage road and roundabout to replace a four-way stop intersection.

Granite said the project is aimed at improving driver safety by separating the opposing lanes of travel and reducing the number of occurrences of cross traffic with the addition of a frontage road. The installation of livestock fencing on both sides of the highway will help keep the local population of wildlife out of traffic lanes, reducing the number of vehicle/wildlife collisions.

Construction is slated to begin in the first quarter of next year and is expected to be completed in early 2020.

In August, Granite secured a $32 million deal to replace a bridge in Bakersfield, California.

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