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Granite has secured an approximately $173 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a construction project along the Sacramento River in California with the aim of reducing regional flood risk. Under the contract, Granite will widen a preexisting weir and build a new fish passage structure meant to prevent Federal and state-listed species from being stranded after flood events. The company will also construct a 25-span vehicular bridge connecting Old River Road to West Sacramento.

Granite’s Capay Aggregate Plant will supply over 28,000 tons of aggregates for the project, while the company’s Bradshaw Asphalt Plant will supply 6,000 tons of hot mix asphalt.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018’s Emergency Supplemental Appropriations will fund the project, as will several other sources.

Work is expected to begin in July. Completion is expected by December 2026, Granite said.