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Work to begin on NYCT's 7 Subway Line extension


Yesterday, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced work will begin later this month under the last major contract needed to extend MTA New York City Transit’s 7 Subway Line to the far west side of Manhattan, N.Y.

The $513.7 million contract, which was signed in August, was awarded to a joint venture between Skanska USA and RailWorks Corp. The Hudson Yards Development Corp. is providing funding for the contract, MTA officials said in a prepared statement.

The project calls for laying track in newly completed tunnels and installing signals, elevators and escalators, and electrical, lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.

The $2.1 billion extension, which includes a new station at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue, is expected to open for revenue service in December 2013.

“This award marks a major milestone as we continue to make progress on the construction for the 7 extension project,” said MTA Capital Construction President Michal Horodniceanu.

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