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Kosciuszko Bridge Design-Build Project Award

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 in General News
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ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has selected our design-build team (Skanska-Kiewit-ECCO III) to design and construct the new Kosciuszko Bridge. This mega project- the largest design-build contract ever procured by NYSDOT- is valued in excess of $500 million.  HNTB Corporation will be performing the design work for the project.


SKE was selected as part of a best value selection process due to the team’s exemplary design-build proposal which showed unmatched project comprehension and technical understanding by addressing the needs and concerns of NYSDOT through innovative design and construction solutions and proven management experience and principles.  


The project was awarded in May 2014, with substantial completion expected in early 2018. 


The design-build team will replace the eastbound Kosciuszko Bridge carrying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278) over Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens in New York City.  The current bridge, at over 75 years old, carries more than 160,000 vehicles each day and is cited for being in danger of collapse.  Improvements are needed to address safety as well as operational and structural deficiencies currently affecting the bridge. 


The 1.1 mile eastbound viaduct will be completely replaced, with the new span being built alongside the current bridge. The portion over water (main span) will be a cable-stayed design, which will provide an iconic and signature skyline element between Brooklyn and Queens.  The new bridge will be designed for a 100 year service life and will improve safety and reduce congestion through wider driving lanes, the addition of auxiliary lanes and shoulders, and a reduced grade to improve sightlines, traffic flow and travel time.