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Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC’s Penn Station

The addition of a new entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area.

In December 2017, the MTA awarded a $1.8 billion design-build contract to 3TC — a joint venture that includes Dragados USA, John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil, Inc., Halmar International LLC, Stantec and Cameron Engineering — to build a third track for the LIRR. Combined with the consulting contracts, the project’s total value is estimated to be approximately $2.6 billion. The 9.8-mile project, which is expected to be completed by late 2022, should reduce congestion during peak use on one of the busiest stretches of the LIRR.

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