Granite joint venture lands $125M Bay City Bridges project in Michigan

ConDig (13-Jan–21)  Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has secured a $125 million contract to oversee the Bay City Bridges project in Bay City, Michigan.

Under the deal with United Bridge Partners, the company, along with joint venture partner Kraemer North America, will revamp the existing Liberty Bridge and complete a reconstruction and alignment of the Independence Bridge. Both bridges will remain in service through the duration of the project, Granite said.

Design and preconstruction services are already underway and construction is slated to be completed by the end of 2023.

Granite said the deal involves the contractor during the design and planning phases and offers a lower risk profile for both the contractor and the owner, while increasing the overall value to project stakeholders. This process is designed to promote collaboration and to solicit value-adding feedback from the contractor, according to the company. 

“This project supports our geographic expansion and strategic focus on alternate delivery models,” said Granite regional vice president Ryan Clark. 

“It also provides growth opportunities for our team members, expands our capabilities in moveable bridge construction and rehabilitation, and reinforces our strong partnership with United Bridge Partners and their mission to repair our national infrastructure by providing privately-funded bridge solutions to public agencies.”

Last month, Granite secured a $101 million construction manager contract for the revamp of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara, California.

In November, Granite Construction secured an $18 million deal to provide sub-contract work on the revamp of the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Granite also announced last month that it had netted a $12 million contract to build a two-lane road connecting State Route 41 with Indian Springs Road, in Oakhurst, California.

Granite unveiled in October that it had bagged two airport projects in California and Alaska totaling $15 million. 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.

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