Leading global design firm Stantec marks the completion of a $65 million project to rehabilitate a major section of I-690, a key artery in the third most populous city in upstate New York, on behalf of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). As part of the project, a 1,500-foot-long viaduct at Beech Street was replaced with a 70-foot bridge with aesthetic retaining walls, and the existing bridge at Teall Avenue was replaced with a wider structure. Additionally, portions of the expressway were reconstructed, along with the Teall Avenue interchange, to add capacity, remove non-standard conditions, and improve safety.
As lead expressway designer for the project, Stantec worked alongside Crane-Hogan Structural Systems as general contractor and T.Y. Lin International as structural engineer. Stantec provided designs for the new highway, retaining walls, ramps, drainage, and lighting.
“Improvements to this particular stretch of I-690, plagued for years by congestion and aging infrastructure, have long been discussed and are just one of the projects underway in the region to promote mobility,” said Jim Hofmann, Principal, Stantec. “We are proud to have brought our local expertise to the table in designing a project that improves safety and accessibility.”
With extensive experience in design-build projects, Stantec promotes early collaboration with the design-build team to keep projects on schedule and on budget. The Stantec team, led out of Rochester, New York, developed a thorough highway design before even being awarded the job and thus was able to move very quickly to finalize the design. The team also overcame poor soil conditions on the project site by working with the design-build team to recommend a Controlled Modulus Column solution to reinforce the existing soils, saving time and money as well as bringing a new geotechnical approach to the project.
Stantec has worked with the NYSDOT for over seven decades, with projects spanning numerous highway and bridge rehabilitations, inspections of major bridges in Manhattan, and a comprehensive study of transportation and community needs for the I-81 corridor in Syracuse.
Stantec’s Transportation practice creates the connections that get people and goods moving safely and efficiently—whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Ranked among the top-10 International Design Firms in Transportation by Engineering News-Record, Stantec provides planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit client needs and improve the overall transportation experience. To learn more, visit: stantec.com/transportation.
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