Granite revs up for $14M traffic flow deal

ConDig (09-Dec–22)  Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has driven off with a $14 million traffic flow improvement project in Santa Barbara, California.

Under the deal with the California Department of Transportation, the Watsonville-based contractor will oversee the construction of two roundabouts in the heart of Montecito’s lower village. 

Granite’s Gardner facility will also supply about 2,500 tons of hot mix asphalt and all pavement and hardscape removed from the project will be recycled for use on Granite’s CMGC corridor projects.

The project is underway and is slated for completion in December 2023.

“These intersections are the gateway to Montecito and on the route to two nearby schools, so the improved traffic flow will be a real improvement for folks,” said Granite vp regional operations, Larry Camilleri. 

“This project fulfills commitments made to the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County to improve mobility not only on the freeway, but on local roads throughout the Highway 101 corridor.”

This is a ‘parallel project’ to the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara suite of projects, which Granite is delivering using the innovative, collaborative Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) project delivery method. 

Last month, Granite Construction secured a $170 million contract to revamp Interstate 10 (I-10) near Tucson, Arizona.