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Skanska anticipates NYCT subway line contract, lands track upgrade project in Czech Republic

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) soon will award a $1.1 billion contract to joint venture S3 Tunnel Constructors to extend the 7 Subway Line, according to S3 member Skanska USA Civil.

The joint venture, which also includes J.F. Shea Construction and Schiavone Construction Co., would extend the line between Times Square and the west side of Manhattan. Expected to take almost five years to complete, the project calls for building about 1.5 miles of new tunnels.

Earlier this year, NYCT awarded S3 Tunnel Constructors a contract to build the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway line on the east side of Manhattan.

Meanwhile, Skanska recently obtained a $200 million contract from Czech Republic railway authority the Railway Infrastructure Administration to rebuild a portion of track to handle high-speed trains. Skanska will help upgrade a 24.9-mile stretch between Planá amd Cheb, near the German border in the western portion of the country. The project, which also calls for renovating seven stations, is scheduled to begin in January 2008 and be complete in December 2010.

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