New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Regional Director Sonia Pichardo announced that major construction has resumed on two projects that will significantly improve the Staten Island Expressway (SIE/I-278). Both projects, which are between Victory Boulevard and Fingerboard Road, are designed to enhance safety and improve traffic flow while upgrading bridge and pavement conditions.
“These projects will improve traffic flow and reduce delays along the Staten Island Expressway,” Pichardo said.
Construction operations have started for the $114 million Bus/HOV Extension project. The contractor, CCA Inc. of Jersey City, N.J., has fully mobilized crews to perform work on the north side of the SIE between Renwick and Victory Boulevard. They will be widening the shoulder, placing noise walls, installing new drainage, and resurfacing the pavement while also performing work in the median on the Slosson Avenue, Manor Road and Renwick bridges. Work is expected to be completed by spring of 2015. Work on the Slosson Avenue westbound entrance ramp to the SIE has been completed.
Also this season, contractor Laquila Group Inc. of Brooklyn will be completing the $78 million Access Improvement project, extending from Fingerboard Road to Clove Road. The project is scheduled to be completed this year. The bulk of the remaining work will be contained to the service road area and the Hylan Boulevard overpass. Work on the Fingerboard Road overpass has been completed.