Granite has secured a key contract for the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project in Sacramento County, California, the US.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded the company the Cosumnes Bridge Parent Package of the construction manager / general contractor (CMGC) contract, the final award of a seven-part phased delivery of the $167m project.

The new contract is valued at around $48m and will be included in Granite’s first quarter 2021 backlog.

Granite project manager George Delano said: “Being selected for this final package allows us to take the project across the finish line with this first-rate Caltrans team.

“We are proud to be part of this collaborative CM/GC team made up of Caltrans, Granite, our subcontractors, and third-party stakeholders, which has overcome numerous challenges to deliver exceptional results, and will continue to work together to improve safety for the traveling public.”

Overall, the scope of the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project includes replacing four bridges over the Cosumnes River. It also includes replacing two existing railroad overhead and underpass bridges with a single new overhead bridge.

The works were divided into seven different contracts to streamline delivery.

The latest contract awarded to Granite involves building 2.3 miles of freeway connecting the newly constructed bridges.

The company will also perform roadway excavation, deck and barrier improvements at Dillard Road Overcrossing, and build the Eschinger Road / SR-99 interchange, as well as install ramp metering and an intelligent transportation system, among other works.

Granite is set to start working on the Parent Package immediately.

The Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project is expected to be completed by 2024.