Granite lands $18M University of California upgrade deal

ConDig (06-Nov–20) Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has secured an $18 million deal to provide sub-contract work on the revamp of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Under the deal with the University of California, the company said it will build retaining walls around four new buildings, including the relocation of the sewer service, storm drain and detection cisterns, electrical power, and communications network. 

Granite will also renovate and update the North Bridge, a pedestrian walkway connecting the future academic plaza to Heller Drive.

Construction materials for the project including aggregates will be supplied by Granite’s nearby Felton Facility.

Construction is slated to start this month and the project is set to be completed in early 2022.

This is the second project Granite has been awarded as part of the University of California’s multi-year Kresge College renewal project.

“This is one of two campus projects designed to increase student enrollment while minimizing impacts to the local housing market,” said Granite area manager Penn Shortes. 

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Swinerton and UCSC on their Kresge campus renewal project.”

It comes as Granite announced yesterday 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.

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

Also last 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.

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