ACEC New York Recognizes Two HAKS Projects For Engineering Excellence

This year, ACEC New York has recognized two high-profile transportation projects—one in New York and one in Connecticut. The Gowanus Expressway (I-278) in Brooklyn, New York, is a critical component of New York City’s highway system, connecting the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, a distance of approximately six miles. The approximately 200,000 vehicles that utilize the Gowanus Expressway each day will undoubtedly benefit from the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) extensive improvements to this transportation corridor.BeFunky Collagebl

I-95 between Interchange 14 and 15 in Norwalk, Connecticut, had been referred to as “the worst highway choke point on the I-95 corridor” prior to recent upgrades by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). Continue Reading…

Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant Opens

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Mayor de Blasio at Opening with Commissioners Trottenberg, NYCDOT, and Peña-Mora, NYCDDC

Following a record-setting road maintenance program that patched 338,000 potholes so far in 2014 and repaved 173 miles of streets, New York City celebrated the opening of the Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant in Brooklyn—one of the few municipally owned and operated asphalt plants in the country. The newly reconstructed plant will produce a new, state-of-the-art warm-mix asphalt that enables paving through the winter months.  The $25 million project was initiated by the NYCDOT and built by the NYCDDC to replace the plant’s asphalt-producing equipment, which had exceeded its 30-year operational life.  Dignitaries included Mayor Bill de Blasio; Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg; Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, NYCDDC Commissioner; Galileo Orlando, NYCDOT Deputy Commissioner; and David Resnick, NYCDDC Deputy Commissioner. Continue Reading…