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Granite & Teichert Joint Venture Awarded $275 Million I-5 Highway Project

The California Department of Transportation recently announced the award of a $275 million contract for the SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement Project to the joint venture of AGC member contractors Granite Construction and Teichert, Inc.

The joint venture contract includes rehabilitating 67 lane miles of Interstate 5 (I-5) in Sacramento, beginning south of the Elk Grove Boulevard Overcrossing and extending to the American River Viaduct. The scope of work includes adding 23 miles of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, eight maintenance vehicle pullouts, two sound walls, replacement of a pedestrian overcrossing and installation of fiber optic lines among other things. 

According to Granite, the team intends to recycle existing concrete pavement and other materials onsite to reduce waste and cost as well as minimize truck haul trips. 

The project has a total budget estimated at $370 million, according to Caltrans. Most of the money for the project was raised through Senate Bill 1, the gas tax measure passed in 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and be completed by fall of 2021, with much of the work to be done at night. 

The SAC 5Corridor Enhancement Project will overhaul 67 miles of Interstate 5 through Sacramento. It is intended to decrease congestion through the use of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and extend the life of the existing 1970s-era roadway, reducing the need for maintenance and giving motorists a higher-quality travel experience.