NV5 provided scoping and preliminary design services for construction of a new Fresh Kills Park transportation network, complete with roads and bridges, shared-use path, wetland buffers, surrounding landscape improvements, and a grand new park entrance on Richmond Avenue. Work included development of schematic geometric design alternatives and selection of a preferred alternative.
The new road will connect the West Shore Expressway (Route 440) and Richmond Avenue through the new park. It will connect to the West Shore Expressway Service Road along the Yukon Avenue Connector alignment and was designed with a “park-like” character for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The design accommodated post-landfill closure operations for a minimum of 30 years.
Project work included assessment of impacts, feasibility studies, and cost evaluations that took into account the Park Master Plan and FGEIS, present and future traffic needs, impacts to wetlands, bicycle and pedestrian accessibility and connectivity, landscape and sustainable design opportunities, landfill closure and construction requirements. As the lead firm on the project, NV5 was directly responsible for providing overall project management, roadway design and structural engineering services, landscape architecture design, bicycle facility planning, traffic analysis, and environmental services.