I-90 Albany – NYSDOT
I-90 pavement rehabilitation and bridge replacement in the City of Albany. Project includes the rehabilitation of existing concrete pavement and resurfacing with asphalt and replacement of the CSX bridge over Conrail. The completion of the roadwork phase was accelerated using an innovative fixed position night lighting system and closed road detours. These two Value Engineering proposals generated a huge savings of time and dollars constructing the project and a much safer construction zone environment for both the workers and the traveling public.
I-87 Exit 4 – Access Improvements Phase 1 - Bridge over Albany Shaker Road
The Project involved the removal and replacement of two (2) I-87 bridges over Albany-Shaker Road using steel beams and precast deck panels, asphalt pavement reconstruction, installing drainage pipes, guide rail and ground-mounted sign installations, landscaping and electrical installation. The substantial completion for the project was 32 days ahead of schedule, which earned L&T Construction a bonus. The construction of a wetland had to be finalized the following spring, which still met the original completion date. A Value Engineering Proposal (VECP) was utilized on the project that saved the NYSDOT $985,873.30. This project used 3D modeling and automated machine guidance, which allowed better analysis of the project to develop the VECP. Overall, the project was a success for all stake holders.
I-87 Exit 6 – Single Point Urban Interchange
This project was a very complex, 10-phase, heavy traffic unique bridge project. It was the first Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) in New York State to be constructed entirely on a bridge superstructure. This was a multi-year project dealing with major underground utilities, complex mses wall construction for the ramps up to the bridge, auger bored utilities and one 36″ steel casing crossing I-87, and major maintenance protection of traffic situations due to the 10 construction phases. This project won multiple awards and a letter of praise by the NYSDOT Region 1 Director.
I-87 Exit 3 – Access Improvements Phase 2 - Albany Airport
This four (4) phase project consisted of the construction of new interchange ramps and a new fly-over bridge for the new Exit 3, the reconfiguration of all other I-87 Southbound ramps for Exits 4 and 5, as well as the existing I-87 Northbound off-ramp at Exit 4. Crushed rock for fill was used to install drainage, construct retaining walls and prepare embankments. The project also included the reconstruction and resurfacing of Albany-Shaker Road, along with the construction of a new multi-use trail. A new auxiliary lane was constructed to connect the Exit 4 Northbound on-ramp acceleration lane to the Exit 5 Northbound off-ramp deceleration lane, at which point a noise wall was installed. A wetland site was also installed using topsoil and various plantings.
Prospect Mountain Interchange Reconstruction - Phase 1 & 2
a. This complex, multi-phase, multi-year project consisted of reconstructing twelve (12) bridge superstructures, seven (7) of which were highly elevated, curved composite girder steel beam bridges over the Chenango River and Rte 11, Front Street, four (4) were single span composite steel girder bridges and one (1) was a new precast arch span unit bridge. The project also included the reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of Rte 17/I81 for the conversion to I-86/I-81, rock blasting and removal of a large portion of Prospect Mountain for Rte 17/I-86 realignment, the construction of a massive soil nail wall along Prospect Mountain’s face, installing miles of noise wall, all new concrete pavement with asphalt shoulders, and the replacement of underground utilities like deep storm sewer, sanitary sewer, watermain, and electrical/ITS systems. This 4-year project had four (4) Incentive/Disincentive (I/D) clauses and required nighttime work to complete some of the scopes. The ID’s were all achieved and resulted in incentive payments for early completions.
b. Award $152,036,459.98
This complex, multi-phase, multi-year project consisted of reconstructing seven (7) bridge superstructures, two (2) of which were highly elevated, curved composite girder steel beam bridges over the Chenango River and Rte 11 Front Street, four (4) were multi-span composite steel girder bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Rte 7, and one (1) was rehabilitation and widening of an existing bridge on Rte 17/I86. This project also included the reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of Rte 17/I-81 for the conversion to I-86/I-81, a major architectural finished and stained shotcrete wall covering the massive soil nail wall along Prospect Mountain’s face from Phase 1, installing miles of noise wall, all new concrete pavement with asphalt shoulders, and the replacement of underground utilities like deep storm sewer, sanitary sewer, watermain, and electrical/ITS systems. This 4-year project had five (5) stages with multiple milestones and required nighttime work to complete some of the scope. All stages/milestones were achieved a year and a half ahead of schedule.
NYCDEP - Multi County – 11 Bridges & Culverts
This NYCDEP project involved the reconstruction of eleven upstate watershed bridges and culverts in various towns in Delaware and Sullivan Counties.
This was a 3-year project that required very detailed planning and a very high level of administrative effort and organization. This NYCDEP project involved the reconstruction of eleven (11) bridges and culverts. It included: removal of existing substructures and superstructures, clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control measures, subbase, asphalt pavements, cold milling of asphalt pavement, grouted tie back systems, micro-piles, asbestos removal, water diversions, cofferdams, new substructure and superstructures concrete, precast span units, waterproof membrane system, temporary approaches and structures, bearings, structural steel, bridge joints, deck grooving, removal of existing guide rail and signage, installation of new guiderail, bridge rail, and signage, temporary concrete barrier, stone fills, surveying, landscaping plantings and establishing turf, and temporary and permanent pavement markings.