California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in the US has awarded a $22m contract to Granite Construction for reconstruction of State Route 14 in Indian Wells.  

Under the deal, Granite will be responsible for reconstruction of four miles of two-lane conventional highway and expand it to four lanes. 

The reconstructed expressway provides an access to the Eastern Sierra Mountain range, highlighted by Mammoth Mountain Resort.

For this project, Granite will be carrying out excavation works on an area of 600,000 cubic yards and will be creating 300ft of doubled 10ft by 12ft of reinforced box culvert, as well as 6,100ft of the storm drain.

"These works will be carried out across 170 acres of land."

Granite will take appropriate measures to control the soil erosion, and execute other works that include striping, signage, fencing, and electrical works. 

These works will be carried out across 170 acres of land.

Construction works are slated to begin in the second quarter of this year and are scheduled for completion by the second quarter of next year. 

Granite has been performing complex infrastructure projects, including transportation, industrial and federal contracting, through its offices and subsidiaries across the US.

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