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The interchange services more than 70,000 vehicles a day. For New York’s Route 17–Route 32 interchange, that number increases during the holiday season thanks to the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets (WCPO), which is home to more than 250 stores. The main goal of the interchange reconstruction…
December 02, 2021
Smart systems on the new Cuomo Bridge give operators the ability to adapt and the information to keep traffic moving
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Drivers may not know it, but those passing over the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York are experiencing one of the smartest bridges ever built. The new Cuomo Bridge is a great example of a major structure delivered with advanced technologies and systems, including structural health…
January 06, 2021
The Need for Better Traffic Management During Turbulent Times
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Simon Topp There’s no question: road agencies are operating in turbulent times. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election to ongoing civil unrest, there have been unprecedented interruptions to the national road network. The adoption of practical, effective traffic management…
December 09, 2020
As New York City’s first major bridge crossing since 1964, the new Kosciuszko Bridge was completed four years ahead of schedule and on budget. With completion of the first span in 2017, the new bridge replaces a 1.1-mile segment of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) with two innovative parallel…
November 11, 2020
The City Island Bridge is the sole vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist access to City Island in The Bronx. With a daily traffic count of 16,500 vehicles, the original 1901 bridge had historic significance, and restoration was originally considered as an option. However, due to the need for…
November 11, 2020
Without a doubt, most of us have had to deal with new or previously infrequent issues with greater frequency while working more remotely in 2020. One of those issues has probably been the signing or finalizing of contracts or other documents. The logistical mechanics of applying electronic…
November 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill, but there are a few bright spots. With so many cars off the roads, global daily carbon dioxide emissions are down 17%.  Business meetings have turned into video calls that are entirely pants-optional. And teens in Georgia and…
July 15, 2020
Toll bridges often serve as the economic engine for an entire community’s transportation system. Work on these bridges that interrupts traffic flow inevitably affects toll revenue, which can have long-lasting ripple effects on the delicate transportation ecosystem. That’s why it’s so important to…
May 01, 2020
NO. 1 BRIDGE: Bayonne Bridge
The Bayonne Bridge project provided nearly 1,500 jobs annually throughout construction, an estimated $380 million in wages and $1.6 billion in economic impact for the region.
Everybody loves a big-ticket bridge build. Even folks who have no real appreciation for structural engineering or the complex geometry at play in the design and erection of a bridge can still find some measure of wonder and awe at the sight of such an undertaking. For those of us close enough to…
November 05, 2019
Belt Parkway Replacement; Brooklyn, New York
This massive, five-year project combined multiple phased sites, among them Mill Basin.
When your project is a decade in the making, you’re going to coordinate with a whole lot of acronyms. In the instance of the Belt Parkway Replacement project, the list included NYCDOT, NYCDPR, NYCDEP, NYSDEC, FHWA, WSCG, USACE, OCMC, and NPS; you can look them up. My point, however, is that in…
October 02, 2019
If we and our cars were both on Facebook, our relationship status would be “It’s complicated.” Like all relationships, it involves compromises and trade-offs. But we are still together—humans and automobiles—after more than 100 years. How did we do it? To make this relationship last so long, we…
May 08, 2019
Since 1956, New York has had the option of two modes of public transportation within the city. One is very expensive to build and maintain and really is only practical for heavily traveled corridors, while the other option is slow with high per capita operations costs. These two modes of subway and…
April 23, 2019
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