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New York City's MTA awards Second Avenue Subway contract


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $324.6 million, 42-month contract for work associated with the 96th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

Awarded to a joint venture comprising E.E. Cruz and Co. and Tully Construction Co. Inc., the contract covers finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances to the station, MTA officials said in a prepared statement.

Station entrances will be located on the northeast and southwest corners of 94th Street and Second Avenue, and on the west side of Second Avenue between 95th and 96th streets.

“The award of this contract brings us closer to making the Second Avenue Subway a reality for our customers,” said Michael Horodniceanu, president of MTA Capital Construction.

The Second Avenue Subway’s first phase involves extending the Q Line north to 96th Street from Midtown Manhattan with new stations along Second Avenue at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street. The subway line is expected to open for service in December 2016.

Two contracts remain to be awarded on the project.

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