MTA awards contract for an East Access tunnel

18 January 2019

US – Skanska USA announced January 10 it has signed a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to work on East Side Access.

The contract is worth USD 60M, and concerns construction of a new 240m tunnel structure and installing 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 mid-2021.