Parsons Corporation announced that the company will help deliver New York State Department of Transportation’s Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project, Contract 3 as Lead Designer to the joint venture of El Sol Contracting and Construction Corporation and Defoe Corporation. The $446 million design build project will replace the aging structures and improve operations of the existing infrastructure, increase through traffic speeds, update roadway alignments, and expand overall throughput.
The effort will improve travel through the corridor by increasing the number of through-lanes on the elevated Bruckner Expressway, at-grade improvements to Bruckner Boulevard, and converting ramps between the Bruckner Expressway and Sheridan Boulevard to right-hand movements. The project will help enhance pedestrian access to the area with a modern shared used path and the replacement of a pedestrian bridge that crosses Bruckner Boulevard to improve safe access to public school PS75. Additionally, a new 117-spot parking lot with 24 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, including four rapid charge spots to better accommodate EV drivers, will be constructed under the Bruckner Expressway and help advance the region’s sustainability and air quality goals.