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Granite Gets Road Pact

The contract is worth $44.9 million.

A unit of

Granite Construction


received a $44.9 million road construction project in California, the company said in a press release.

The California Department of Transportation selected Granite to convert a two-lane highway to four lanes along a 10.2-mile stretch.

Construction on the project will be performed by Granite's Bakersfield Branch.

The project includes 1.27 million cubic yards of roadway excavation and three bridges and 14 box culverts. This will require about 9,000 cubic yards of concrete.

The project is expected to begin this month and will be completed in October 2007.

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