Infrastructure

United States President Joe Biden at the Hudson Tunnel Project ceremony

President Biden Announces $292M Grant for the Hudson River Tunnel Gateway Project

The long-delayed Hudson River Tunnel, also known as the Gateway Project, will receive a $292 million grant from the federal government. President Joe Biden was joined by secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg, New York governor Kathy Hochul, and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy to announce the grant in a ceremony held at the West Side Rail Yard in Manhattan.

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East Side Access Project’s Grand Central Madison Station Opens in Midtown East, Manhattan

A infrastructure project more than a half century in the making has finally reached the finish line with last week’s official opening of the Grand Central Madison station, the centerpiece of the $11.1 billion East Side Access plan to bring Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East. Multiple companies designed, engineered, and collaborated on the project and include AECOM and Jacobs as project managers; WSP as a managing partner of a three-firm joint venture that includes STV and Parsons; Tutor Perini Corporation; Dragados; Judlau Contracting; Skanska; Michels; Comstock; Halmar International; Schiavone; Piccone; Five Star; Yonkers Electric; Tully Environmental; and EJ Electric. The new terminal sits 150 feet below the existing Grand Central facility, along Vanderbilt Avenue between East 43rd and East 48th Streets. The first ceremonial train ran from the Jamaica station in Queens and arrived at the Grand Central Madison station on January 25 at 11:07 a.m.

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Arial rendering of Arvene East - Bernheimer Architecture; Local Office Landscape & Urban Design

Developers Secure $44.7M to Complete Infrastructure Improvement Project in Arverne, Queens

L+M Development Partners, Bluestone Organization, and Triangle Equities have closed on $44.66 million in financing to complete a major infrastructure improvement project in Arverne, Queens, a small coastal neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula. The financing will cover the reconstruction of Edgemere Avenue between Beach 32nd and Beach 38th Streets, critical infrastructure improvements to the surrounding neighborhood, and the completion of Arverne East, a 1,650-unit master-planned community.

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A newly completed roadway on the Bruckner Expressway - Courtesy of Skanska

Phase One of $460M Hunts Point Interstate Improvement Project Now Complete in the South Bronx

Skanska and its joint venture partner ECCO III Enterprises have completed the first phase of a $460 million interstate improvement project in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. Key project elements include the replacement of four bridges that connect Bruckner Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard over Amtrak and CSX rail lines, improved pedestrian access, and a new community park.

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Aerial view of the Hunts Point Terminal Market (via Google Maps)

Final Phase of $1.7B Hunts Point Access Improvement Project Kicks Off in the South Bronx

New York governor Kathy Hochul has announced the third and final phase of the $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project is now underway in the South Bronx. Launched in 2019, the goal of the project is to provide improved access between the Hunts Point Peninsula and the Sheridan and Bruckner Expressways for automobiles and trucks traveling to and from wholesale commercial businesses located on the peninsula. The project will also address infrastructure deficiencies in the area.

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