Skanska, a global construction and development firm, has been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to deliver circulation enhancements to the Grand Central/42nd Street station in New York City.
The project will help better accommodate the station’s current passenger flow and anticipated passenger count increase. The approximately $74.2 million project will additionally include upgrades to the station’s existing structures and systems in place.
Skanska’s work will include:
- The construction of a newly mined tunnel passageway
- The creation of new stairways and the widening of the existing stairways throughout the station
- Substantial upgrades to the station’s fire alarm system
- Essential repairs to the station’s existing tunnelways
Construction began in December 2022 and completion is expected around the last quarter of 2024.
“We’re looking forward to providing the infrastructural upgrades needed to one of New York City’s largest and most highly trafficked transit hubs,” says Keith Chouinard, senior vice president and general manager for Skanska USA’s northeast civil operations. “It will largely improve the commuting experience for the thousands of MTA passengers that utilize and rely on the terminal to get to their destinations across the city and back home each day.”