Granite has completed part of the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract of the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project with the California Department of Transportation in Sacramento County.
Granite says the work is part of a phased delivery of the overall $158 million project to complete work before winter rain.
The project is located on State Route (SR) 99, in Elk Grove. Work includes the removal and replacement of four bridges over the Cosumnes River as well as replacing two existing railroad overhead and underpass bridges with a single new overhead bridge, requiring partial realignment of SR 99 southbound. Granite was responsible for the construction of two approaches to the new overhead railroad bridge, foundations and approach fills for two temporary alignment bridge widenings, as well as early procurement of precast girders for the railroad bridge. The site work has been completed, and the girders will be cast in January.
Granite says CM/GC procurement involves the contractor during the design and planning phases, offers a lower risk profile for both the contractor and the owner while increasing the overall value to taxpayers. This process is designed to promote collaboration and to solicit value-adding feedback from the contractor, the company adds.
The $14 million early work contract was included in Granite’s third quarter 2019 backlog.