Skanska drives off with $106M viaduct upgrade project

ConDig (17-Sept-20).  Swedish developer and contractor Skanska has bagged a $106 million deal for the 95 Northbound viaduct replacement in Providence, Rhode Island.

Under the design-build deal with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the company and joint venture partner Manafort Brothers will replace a elevated section of northbound I-95.

Construction on the project began in July and is earmarked for completion in December 2024.

The contract includes staged bridge demolition and construction, bridge preservation and roadway reconstruction. The Providence viaduct spans the Woonasquatucket River, Amtrak Northeast Corridor, city roads and interchange ramps.

Skanska said the scheme is set to optimize traffic operations by replacing the viaduct and associated ramp and overpass structures.

In April, Skanska landed a $34 million deal for pre-construction services and site demolition at

In February, a joint venture led by Skanska bagged a $301 million deal to design and build a new bridge over the Potomac River in Maryland.

In November, Skanska signed an additional $42 million contract for the expansion of Portland airport.

In September, Skanska landed a $32 million deal to upgrade the University of Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, in Ohio. It also said it had booked a $74 million deal to build residential apartments in Nashville, Tennessee.

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