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EXP to provide design-build services for MTA escalator replacement project

EXP to provide design-build services for MTA escalator replacement project

NEW YORK – Global engineering, architecture, design and consulting firm EXP Services, has been selected with Skanska as the lead contractor to perform design-build services for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) replacement of 21 escalators throughout New York City.

The $146 million escalator replacement project will modernize New York’s transit infrastructure and includes the replacement of 21 escalators across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and the replacement of the equipment in the escalator machine rooms.

As the lead designer, EXP is responsible for all phases of the design in collaboration with all disciplines, including architectural, mechanical, electrical, communications, fire alarm and fire protection, a release indicates.

Throughout the project’s construction, temporary stair handrails and guardrails, in compliance with ADA requirements, will be installed. The project will consist of the removal of one escalator at the 51st Street Station, replacement of two escalators at the Park Place Station, one escalator at the High Street Station, one escalator at the Franklin Avenue Station, 10 escalators at the Lexington Ave – 63rd Street Station and six escalators at the 21st Street – Queensbridge Station.

This project will last from January 2024 with an expected completion of February 2027


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