Granite selected for $257 million State Route 99 rehabilitation project in Fresno

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The realignment and reconstruction of a two-mile section of State Route 99 through central Fresno, featuring a new Clinton Avenue interchange, was recently completed after about three years of construction. The Realign 99 project improved safety and access on the heavily-traveled corridor. (Caltrans)

Granite says it has been selected by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as the construction manager/general contractor for the $257 million State Route 99 Rehabilitation from El Dorado Street to Clinton Ave project in Fresno.

The first phase of this contract is the construction management portion which is valued at $3 million. The entire project is valued at $257 million, the company says in a statement.

“Being invited to be a part of the design and planning of this project provides Granite the opportunity to bring more value to Caltrans to ultimately support our communities and their traffic needs,” Granite regional vice-president Carter Rohrbough said in a statement.

The scope of work includes the replacement or widening of six bridges and several retaining and sound walls to accommodate highway widening including an existing Union Pacific bridge. Drainage facilities within the project will be replaced including two pumping plants.

The project will reconstruct 3.2 miles of roadway with concrete pavement and alleviate road traffic backups through downtown Fresno with improved interchange configurations, added auxiliary lanes, and increased shoulder widths. It continues the widening of State Route 99 from a previous project completed for Caltrans by Granite in 2018.

The construction management portion of the contract is expected to begin by the end of 2020, with the general contractor (GC) phase of the project slated to begin in mid-2024. The contract will be booked into Granite’s fourth quarter 2020 backlog, Granite says.