Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MTA awards contract for station finishes at 96th Street along Second Avenue Subway

In this January 2012 images, work continues on the Second Avenue Subway. This photo shows a birds eye view of the 96th Street entrance with decking installation underway. In this January 2012 images, work continues on the Second Avenue Subway. This photo shows a birds eye view of the 96th Street entrance with decking installation underway. Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 96th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract, valued at $324.6 million was awarded to a joint venture of E.E. Cruz and Company and Tully Construction Company Inc.

Entrances for the station will be located on the northeast and southwest corners of 94th Street and 2nd Avenue and on the west side of 2nd Avenue between 95th and 96th Streets for a total of three entrances. The duration of this contract is scheduled for a total of 42 months.

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway is extending the Q Line northward to 96th Street from Midtown Manhattan with new stations along Second Avenue at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street. The subway line is expected to open for service in December 2016. There are two contracts remaining to be awarded on the project.

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