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Skanska wins NYC tunnel contract

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Skanska USA has won a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to work on East Side Access, the MTA’s largest capital project in New York. 

The US$60M (£47M) contract will see the firm construct a new 240m tunnel and install new tracks and switches at the Harold Interlocking, connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains to Grand Central Terminal.

The award represents the final heavy civil contract to bring LIRR service to Grand Central.

Construction is set to begin in Spring of 2019 and will continue through until mid-2021.

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