Billions of Dollars in Projects – all in one room! GCA’s special Megaproject Centers will feature several of New York State’s large megaprojects with work in the heavy civil market.

Metro-North Penn Access

The Penn Station Access project will deliver modern, new transportation options to an underserved area of the Bronx, linking communities across the region with improved access to jobs and services. The project will create four new, modern, ADA-accessible Metro-North Railroad stations in the Bronx. The result will be a one-seat train ride to and from Penn Station in Manhattan and the East Bronx for the first time, and access to Westchester and Connecticut via Metro-North’s New Haven line.

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LIRR Third Track

The LIRR Expansion Project will introduce 9.8 miles of a new third track, close dangerous grade crossings and upgrade stations along this heavily traversed corridor. The expansion will optimize system connectivity, enhance the overall passenger experience, expand sixteen Long Island Rail Road stations, develop a direct LIRR connection to MacArthur Airport and build a stop on the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch at the center of Long Island’s innovation corridor at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project

The Hunts Point Peninsula is located in the South Bronx, New York, and is home to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, the largest food distribution facility in the nation. The Hunts Point Peninsula is also home to many industrial and commercial properties outside of the food distribution center. There is also a residential area in the northeastern portion of the peninsula. To access the food distribution center, vehicles must exit the interstate highway network and use local streets. The needs for the project are to improve access to and from the Hunts Point Peninsula and the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center/commercial establishments, to address the existing non-standard geometric features of the Bruckner/Sheridan Interchange to improve operations, and to address infrastructure deficiencies on the Bruckner Expressway viaduct and ramps and truss bridge carrying westbound Bruckner Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard over Amtrak.

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Van Wyck Expressway Capacity and Access Improvements to JFK Airport

The Van Wyck Expressway (VWE, I-678) is a vital transportation corridor providing access to and from the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, which is a major international gateway to the United States, with 70 carriers serving 100 international non-stop destinations. Overall, the airport handles 58.9 million passengers with over 400,000 aircraft operations annually and is one of the world’s leading international air cargo centers.

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East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is an integrated coastal protection system that will reduce the risk of flooding and facilitate access to the waterfront, creating improved public spaces and enhanced natural areas. Stretching from Montgomery Street to East 25th Street, the ESCR Project will strengthen 2.4 miles of urban coastline against floods and rising sea levels, while providing social and environmental benefits to the community the other ninety-nine percent of the time. At East River Park, the City is raising the park, moving the flood protection alignment closer to the water’s edge through a series of buried coastal defense measures. At Stuyvesant Cove Park, elevated and enhanced open spaces will work together with the ferry landing, cultural facilities, and kayaking amenities to create a vibrant waterfront. Together, the ESCR Project builds physical, social, and economic resiliency - strengthening the City's coastline while reestablishing public space, enabling outdoor gathering opportunities, and improving waterfront accessibility.

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JFK Redevelopment

In 2018, Governor Cuomo announced a historic $13 billion plan to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport into a modern 21st century airport anchored by two new world-class international terminal complexes on the airport's north and south sides. This record investment — including $12 billion in private funding — advances the Governor's vision for a unified and interconnected airport system with best-in-class passenger amenities, centralized ground transportation options and vastly improved roadways that collectively will increase the airport's capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year.

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MTA ADA Accessible Stations Program

MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan

New Stations Identified as Part of 70 Subway Stations Receiving Unprecedented $5.2 Billion Investment in Capital Plan – Largest Investment in Accessibility in New York City Transit History Additional Stations Combine with 48 Previously Announced to Exceed MTA Goal of Ensuring Customers No More than 2 Stops from an Accessible Station.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced an additional 20 subway stations that will be fully ADA accessible under the proposed $51.5 billion 2020-2024 Capital Plan, expanding mobility options for millions of customers across the city. The new stations build on 48 additional accessible stations previously announced and are part of a total of 70 subway stations that will receive an unprecedented $5.2 billion investment in accessibility.

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Join the GCA on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Club 101 as they launch their annual diversity EXPO for certified MWBEs, DBEs and SDVOBs.

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