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Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP 2) - Taxiway C will provide the incremental airfield upgrades necessary to allow the current general aviation runway to be removed, relocated, and re-constructed as a commercial runway in future GMP work packages. The primary GMP 2 scopes of work include pavement removals, earthwork, base, asphalt paving, drainage, electrical, pavement markings, and landscaping.
“‘The construction team will continue to build upon its strong relationships established over the past decade with TAA and its stakeholders as it transitions from completing its current DBB1 (Design Bid Build 1) Project under TAA's Airfield Safety Enhancement (ASE) Program, back to work under the existing CMAR contract,” said Zach Thompson, Granite Senior Project Manager. “The preconstruction team continues to look for innovative, cost-saving options to right-size work packages in pursuit of ultimate program build out over the next 4-5 years given the headwinds of market volatility and funding availability.”
Granite’s Swan Plant, located within five miles of the project, will provide approximately 43,000 tons of hot mix asphalt, 42,000 tons of aggregate base course, and 10,000 tons of various other aggregates and sand.
“Every time we award a construction contract in support of the Airfield Safety Enhancement Program, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of a modernized airfield,” said TAA President and CEO Danette Bewley. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Granite Construction on this next phase of the program.”
The project is anticipated to begin October 2022 and expected to be completed September 2023.
Celebrating its centennial year, Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite (NYSE:GVA) is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in
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