By Sam O’BrienAs concrete construction in the city of New York continues to ramp up, the city’s two biggest employers in the industry have announced a new wave of concrete contract extensions, which include contracts for more than 1,000 new jobs.
The companies, New York City and The Wall Street Journal, have confirmed the projects that will see the firms’ work continue.
The projects include the installation of more than 2,000 feet of concrete and a $1.2 billion renovation of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the projects will keep New York in the top three in terms of new construction.
Construction of the second phase of the $1 billion New York Tunnel project is scheduled to start next month, but a timeline for the completion of that portion of the tunnel remains unclear.
De Blasio said on Wednesday that the first phase will be completed by June 2019.
Construction work is expected to continue in the next three years, as construction of the New York subway construction continues on the east side of the Hudson River.
Construction of the third phase of construction is scheduled for 2020, and the fourth phase is scheduled in 2021.
The final phase of tunnel construction is expected in 2022.
In addition to the work on the new projects, the companies also announced that they would increase their commitments for local concrete workers.
The two companies announced Wednesday that they are raising their commitment to contractors for their work in the new contracts.
New York City is seeking to hire nearly 4,000 workers for the project, with an average salary of $60,000 per year, according to the companies.
The Wall Street J.com reported that the companies would be adding 1,100 workers to the workforce for the first year of work, which will total 3,400 workers.