US$58M contract secured for Nevada Pyramid Highway Reconstruction in Sparks

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A $58 million contract for the Pyramid Highway Reconstruction in Sparks, Nevada, has reportedly been awarded. The contract was awarded to Granite Construction.

Under the contract, a high-access arterial route will be built together with the conversion of four lanes to six on Nevada State Highway 445, also known as the Pyramid Highway. The Federal Highway Administration is responsible for funding. The contract was a part of Granite’s backlog in the first quarter.

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The task is a development of Granite’s earlier efforts in the region. In 2017, the company finished the $31 million Pyramid and McCarren Intersection Improvement Project. When finished, it will alter the start of a spur. This eventually connects the greater Reno area to Nevada’s renowned Pyramid Lake. The triangular limestone structures appear to sprout from the water’s surface.

Three traffic lanes in each direction, bike lanes, improved curbs and gutters are part of the project. Additionally, a wide median, wider shoulders, and a shared-use, barrier-protected path on the east side of the road.

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In addition, a section of the road between Golden View Drive and Los Altos Parkway will feature four vehicle lanes. It will also feature sound-screen walls and a covered sidewalk on the west side.

“The Watsonville, California-based contractor will also be happy to have work after the first quarter’s jobsite activity was hampered by a string of severe winter storms that came in from the Pacific Ocean.”  President and CEO Kyle Larkin stated during a conference call with Wall Street analysts. “The first three months of 2023 were largely marked by persistent rain. According to Granite, work would start this month and be finished in February 2025.

“Atmospheric River” became a well-known term of art and the harsh weather that these successive storms brought spread over the nation,” according to Larkin. “Many of our home markets were in the path of these storms, with historic precipitation across Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and even more intense impacts in California.”