Granite has begun work for a $13 million task order at the Homewood, Illinois Station as part of a Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Stations Program by The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Construction is underway and expected to conclude in December 2021.
“Given that this project includes multiple stakeholders and a fast-paced schedule, Granite’s team has provided and will maintain a detailed phasing plan to ensure this project is safe, high quality and is completed on time,” said Granite regional vice president, Benj Harding. “The robust phasing plan has been developed to minimize disruption to the traveling public.”
Amtrak’s ADA Stations Program is a comprehensive program to make the Amtrak-served stations for which Amtrak has ADA responsibility, ADA compliant and accessible. In this task order, Granite will be responsible for the renovation of a portion of the existing Homewood station’s building and surrounding site. Scope of work will include modifications to the sidewalks and parking lot, restrooms, existing waiting room seating and wall mounted accessories, as well as replacement of station entry doors and ramps at both station entrances and landings. Additional renovations include interior and exterior signage, replacement of the existing track level asphalt platform with a new 650-foot boarding platform, the construction of a weather-protected ramp from the station level to the existing tunnel and modernization of platform elevator.
Granite was one of eight contractors selected in 2019 to participate in Amtrak’s ADA Stations Program MACC. The $100 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) competitive MACC is comprised of task orders ranging from $25 thousand to $25 million, for five base years ending in 2023, plus five, one-year options through 2028. Granite is currently completing four ADA compliance upgrade projects that were previously awarded by Amtrak under this MACC Program, two in Montana and two in New York.