Parsons Designing the Future of New York’s Hunts Point Interstate Access
CENTREVILLE, Va. (FEBRUARY 13, 2023) – Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) announced today 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.
“Home to one of the largest food distribution facilities in the world, the Hunts Point area is critical to the societal health of New York City and the surrounding region,” said Mark Fialkowski, president, mobility solutions business unit for Parsons. “This project, which is representative of the environmental and social focus of Parsons’ portfolio, will benefit from upgrades that improve accessibility and enhance pedestrian safety through innovative infrastructure solutions that incorporate sustainability and resiliency to serve the needs of the South Bronx community.”
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 use 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.
Parsons has decades of experience designing, delivering, and protecting the infrastructure that connects our communities around the world, including roads and highways; bridges; passenger and freight rail; public transit; airports; and ports and waterways. Our experience includes more than 10,000 miles of road, 4,500 crossings, and more than 50 advanced traffic management systems that help cities and states reduce emissions and energy costs, while improving the management, efficiency, safety and the quality of life in the communities we serve.
To learn more about Parsons’ century of bridge design expertise, visit www.Parsons.com/bridge/ .
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