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ECCO III Selected for Region 8 Bundled Bridges Design-Build Project

Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2015 in General News
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ECCO III Enterprises, in association with McLaren Engineering Group, was selected by the New York State Department of Transportation to design and construct the Region 8 Bundled Bridges Project.  The ECCO III team was selected after receiving a perfect score on the technical proposal and demonstrating unmatched Project understanding and best-value through innovative approaches and commitment to the Project goals.

The Region 8 Bundled Bridges Project is part of the Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program, an initiative developed to strengthen New York State’s at-risk bridges to withstand the increasing frequency of severe weather events and storms. The Project aims to improve the hydraulic opening, reduce scour vulnerability and reduce the likelihood that the bridges and adjoining roadways will flood.

The project includes: the superstructure replacement and abutment and pier rehabilitation for one bridge in Orange County; full bridge replacements for four bridges in Westchester County; and one bridge rehabilitation (pipe-lining) for a bridge in Westchester County.  The largest bridge is the full replacement of the existing bridge that carries the Saw Mill River Parkway over Kisco Avenue in Mount Kisco.

Many of the bridges are located in high-volume corridors where maintenance and protection of traffic and congestion management are of chief concern.  ECCO III’s approach to the Project involves reducing traffic impacts to the greatest extent possible. 

The Project, valued at over $40 million, was awarded in August 2015 and is expected to be completed in August 2017.