September 16, 2015
RBA Group – New York, a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced today that it was selected to perform construction inspection services by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as part of a design-build team lead by John P. Picone, Inc. to remove and replace the deficient bridge along NY Route 110 over Route 27 (Sunrise Highway) for $1.4 million. This contract was won by the infrastructure construction services team at The RBA Group. The aluminum bridge will be replaced with a new structure, including new foundations, and will be designed and constructed within the existing right-of-way (ROW) according to current standards requiring a minimum vertical clearance of 14 feet 6 inches.
Project Manager Liam Madden of RBA’s NYC construction services group, explained, “The bridge currently carries two through lanes both northbound and southbound, in addition to a weaving lane in each direction for entering traffic. Our team’s design widens the bridge to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists, reconstructs the approach pavements, and connects the on and off ramps, without any ROW taking.”
“NYSDOT has been a great client of ours for decades,” added David Lapping, PTP, President of RBA. “Together, we have worked on new highway and bridge construction projects, rehabilitated and retrofitted existing bridge projects, and made improvements to the paving, median barriers, sound barriers, drainage, toll booth plazas, and landscaping that make New York’s roads safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful.”
The New York State Department of Transportation’s mission is to ensure its customers have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system. In 1967 NYSDOT was established to deal with the State’s complex transportation system and the need to coordinate the development of transportation with each mode serving its best purpose. Today, NYSDOT transportation network includes: a state and local highway system that annually handles over 130 billion vehicle miles and encompasses more than 113,000 highway miles and more than 17,400 bridges; an extensive 3,500-mile rail network over which 68 million tons of equipment, raw materials, manufactured goods and produce are shipped each year; 485 public and private aviation facilities through which more than 80 million people travel each year; over 130 public transit operators, serving more than 80 million passengers each day; and 12 major public and private ports.