New York Department of Transportation

Adjustments to construction plans on a traffic circle in the upstate New York town of Victor mean the road won't reopen until at least October, according to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) officials. The project is one of three new roundabouts in the Rochester area.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced July 24 that construction has begun on a major, multi-faceted project in Westchester County to replace four bridges, renovate another, and convert a large culvert into a small bridge. The project, which includes drainage improvements and the reconstruction of roadways prone to flooding, will enhance safety and improve the region's resiliency during storm events.

NV5 Global Inc. , a provider of professional and technical engineering, geospatial and consulting solutions, announced recently that it has been awarded approximately $9 million in transportation infrastructure contracts in California (and N.Y.). These projects will provide engineering, construction inspection, and program management services for critical infrastructure projects related to roadway and pedestrian facility improvements, stormwater infrastructure improvements, and bridge rehabilitation.

The New York City Department of Transportation has given contractors the nod to begin work on a project to restore the Brooklyn Bridge. Navillus Contracting and the MLJ Contracting Corp. are partnering on the $238 million restoration work. A post on the MLJ website noted: "Contract work includes cleaning and restoration of the historic granite towers and arch blocks, rehabilitation of the historic brick interiors of the Brooklyn and Manhattan arches, a comprehensive jet grout program to reinforce the foundations of the Manhattan arches, and reconstruction/rehabilitation of the brick infill walls and stone features of the Manhattan arches." The work, falling under DOT's Contract 7, is part of an ongoing rehabilitation effort that has included rehabilitation, repair and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge to improve safety, reduce congestion on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan approaches; the painting of the entire bridge to prevent steel corrosion and rehabilitation of stone masonry walls at approaches and ramps.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Aug. 2 $206 million in new state and federal funding to strategically enhance the safety and optimization of freight goods movement across New York. This funding, provided in support of the 1,200 highway miles in New York state designated as part of the National Highway Freight Network, is targeted toward infrastructure and operational improvements that strengthen economic competitiveness, reduce congestion, decrease the cost of freight transportation, improve reliability and increase productivity.

The New York State Department of Transportation released a preliminary Draft Design Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project that will be subject to public and Federal Highway Administration review and comment prior to being finalized.

Paul A. Karas, New York State Department of Transportation acting commissioner, announced a major milestone in the effort to construct a new intermodal transportation hub for downtown Buffalo. A contract has been awarded to design and build the new Exchange Street Station, a state-of-the-art transportation center that will bring travelers directly into the heart of the city and offer easy connections to bus and light rail service.

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas has announced that applications are available for approximately 470 positions as permanent and seasonal maintenance staff all across Upstate New York and Long Island. Beginning in September each year, the Department begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices, with the aim of having them ready to plow as soon as winter weather begins.

In an effort to enhance the safety and longevity of Hudson Valley infrastructure, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is removing and replacing the eastbound and westbound bridges carrying Interstate 84 over Metro-North Railroad lines in the town of Fishkill, Dutchess County.

The Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) New York/New Jersey Metro chapter has recognized STV's role supporting the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the construction of Phase 1 of the Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., with a prestigious Project Achievement Award in the Transportation category.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $57.7 million in state and federal funding for 136 rural public transportation projects statewide. The initiative will support rural public transportation operations; help local communities procure new clean-fuel, ADA accessible buses and related equipment; enhance coordination between local transportation agencies through mobility management and employment services; and construct new transit-related infrastructure, including facilities, passenger shelters and technology enhancements.