The Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC) has honored four New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) highway construction projects with awards for excellence.
“The New York State Department of Transportation works closely with our construction industry partners to ensure that all of our infrastructure improvement projects are efficient, effective and responsive to local transportation needs,” NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said. “I join with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in thanking AGC for recognizing these projects and congratulate department staff whose hard work resulted in these prestigious awards.”
Three NYSDOT projects substantially completed this year received awards for excellence in partnering, highlighting overall project success and their contractors’ abilities to embrace team building, resolve conflicts and maintain project momentum. Those projects are the reconstruction of Washington Avenue Extension and Fuller Road in Albany, the reconstruction of I-287 at Westchester Avenue, Interchange 8, in White Plains, Westchester County, and the reconstruction of the Rte. 9A North Promenade at World Trade Center Road in Lower Manhattan.
A fourth project—the Lake Champlain Bridge—received the Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Award for overall excellence. That award honors projects that successfully met challenges through excellence in project management and safety, responsiveness to client needs, innovation in construction techniques, conquering unique circumstances and making an important contribution to the community. NYSDOT won the award with prime contractor Flatiron Construction and project designer HNTB.
The Lake Champlain Bridge connects Crown Point, N.Y., and Addison, Vt. It opened in November 2011 and was completed in less than two years. The project followed the emergency closure of the bridge in October 2009. Construction on the $76 million new structure began in June 2010 after the former structure was demolished in December 2009.