NEW YORK, NY – Skanska announced today that it has been selected by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to replace 17 escalators in six subway stations. The approximately $113 million replacement project also includes associated repair work and upgrades to those stations.
“We’re looking forward to providing these infrastructure improvements that will have a tremendous impact on the MTA customers that rely on these transit stations day in and day out to get to work and school each day, commute home, and get to their destinations throughout New York City,” said Keith Chouinard, senior vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Civil.
Skanska’s work includes the replacement of:
- One escalator at Lexington Ave/59th Street station
- One escalator at South Ferry/Whitehall Street station
- One escalator at 145th Street station
- Four escalators at 5th Avenue /53rd Street station
- Six escalators at the Smith-9th Street station
- Four existing escalators at 59th Street station
The project also includes associated repair work and upgrades to those stations and will significantly improve the accessibility of these stations for MTA customers.
The work is already underway and is expected to be completed August 2026.