Kenny Construction Co., a subsidiary of Granite Construction, has been awarded a $63 million contract by the Chicago Department of Transportation for the construction of the Albany Park Storm Water Diversion Tunnel in Chicago, Illinois, Granite announced on April 26. Granite booked the project into backlog during the first quarter of 2016.
Kenny will be responsible for the construction of a 1-mile, 18-ft diameter concrete lined rock tunnel located in the Albany Park neighborhood in the Northwest side of Chicago. Scope of the work includes inlet and outlet shafts, the inlet structure on the North Branch of the Chicago River as well as the outlet structure on the North Shore Channel.
The project is intended to reduce surface flooding along the river by diverting excess storm water without affecting the river’s water level in normal times. Construction is expected to be completed in approximately two years.