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NYS Bridge Authority Awards ‘Once in a Generation’ Project

The New York State Bridge Authority has awarded the largest capital improvement contract in its history last month in connection with the re-decking of the north span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.


Yonkers Contracting Company Inc. was the lowest of four bidders with a base bid of $95,043,552.00 for the re-decking project. The firm will also undertake a nearly $6.8-million project on the span involving the removal of all the toll booths and the realignment of traffic lanes. The two projects put the total award to Yonkers Contracting at approximately $102 million. The Bridge Authority awarded the project to Yonkers Contracting at its June 9th session.


The southern span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge was redecked beginning in 2013. Kiska Contracting was awarded that job with a bid of approximately $93 million.


Work is expected to begin soon on the northern span redecking project that will involve traffic from I-84 westbound being re-routed to two now northbound lanes of the south span. Traffic coming from Route 9D in Dutchess County onto I-84 westbound will still use the north span, utilizing the northernmost lane of that span. The traffic realignment is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 15, 2020.


“It’s a once in a generation kind of project, a critical reinvestment in our infrastructure, in our busiest bridge,’’ Christopher Steber, a spokesman for the authority told the Middletown Times-Herald Record’s Judy Rife.


Yonkers Contracting Co. was the general contractor for the $125-million reconstruction of the Exit 131 corridor on Route 17 adjacent to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets that has been completed.


Steber stated to this newsletter that the Bridge Authority had reached a Project Labor Agreement with the Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Council.


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