May 12-16 is Infrastructure Week, celebrating the emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices in modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, on which the U.S. economy depends. Infrastructure is at the core of what Skanska does, with projects ranging from public-private partnerships like Elizabeth River Tunnels in Hampton Roads, Va., to transit projects like the Expo Line Phase 2 in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at some of the key numbers associated with these and other infrastructure projects completed or underway by Skanska and our partners:
The Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility uses 56 massive UV units to neutralize waterborne pathogens in New York City’s drinking water supply.
2 billion gallons: Amount of water that can be treated daily at the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility in Mount Pleasant, N.Y. The facility, which was completed last year, is the largest of its kind in the world.
1.5 miles: Length of the 7 Line subway extension in New York City, between Times Square and the rapidly growing Hudson Yards section.
46 minutes: Time it will take to travel between Los Angeles and Santa Monica – even during rush hour – on the Expo Line Phase 2 light rail. When the full line opens, estimated ridership is expected to reach 64,000 daily riders by 2030.
14,600 tons: Amount of blacktop needed to repair 14 miles of Colorado’s Highway 7 after a 1,000-year flood destroyed portions of it in September 2013. Our team repaired the stretch of highway over six-and-a-half weeks, with crews working 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week to finish the road ahead of schedule.
442 feet: Length of the tunnel boring machine – nicknamed Lady Bird – that our team is using to bore a 13-mile tunnel 100 feet under Washington, D.C., to hold sewage awaiting processing at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.
21 miles: Length of the stretch of Interstate 4 in Orlando, Fla., for which the I-4 Mobility Partners team – of which Skanska is a part – has been selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain improvements through a P3 agreement. This P3 approach will enable the Florida Department of Transportation to deliver these essential highway improvements – including reconstruction of 15 major interchanges and replacement of more than 75 bridges – 20 years sooner.
For an inside look at some of Skanska’s infrastructure projects, check out these posts here.