Granite Construction Incorporated has received a $39 million sub-contract by Absher Construction Company to build Sound Transit’s Northgate Station in Seattle, Wash.
Granite is known as one of the largest infrastructure contractors and construction materials producers in the U.S. Representatives say the scope of work for the project entails building elevated tracks that would run half a mile in length, as well as related work.
Sound Transit plans, builds and operates light-rail and commuter train programs throughout three Washington counties, and officials say the Northgate Station project is part of overall improvements to the regional transit system’s evolving network.
Construction is scheduled to begin this month and is set for completion by December 2018.
The new station is intended to improve commuters’ access to the transit center, neighboring park-and-ride facilities, the area’s community college and businesses.