Granite, Archer Western Awarded $441M Contract for Washington D.C. Bridge

📅   Mon July 31, 2017 - Northeast Edition


The joint venture team will be responsible for the replacement of the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
The joint venture team will be responsible for the replacement of the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.

Granite Construction Inc., announced July 31 that the joint venture team comprised of Granite Construction Company and Archer Western has been awarded the South Capitol Street Corridor Phase One design-build contract by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. Granite will book its 50% share of the $441 million joint venture project into backlog during the second quarter of 2017.

The joint venture team will be responsible for the replacement of the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The scope of work includes the construction of two new approach ovals and the reconstruction of a portion of I-295 adjacent to the new bridge. When complete, the bridge will have six lanes, and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The project is designed to transform South Capitol Street into a scenic boulevard with increased pedestrian and vehicular safety, multimodal transportation options, community accessibility and support economic development consistent with overall the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.

Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2017 and conclude in December 2021.

This is just one of Granite Construction's recent projects along the East Coast. Just recently, the company was awarded a $318 million contract to work on the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For more information, visit www.graniteconstruction.com and www.walshgroup.com.