Work has started on a $161 million, seven-bridge rehabilitation project in the New York City borough of Queens, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday.

The design-builder for the project is Posillico Civil Inc., with Parsons Transportation Group and Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett Inc. rounding out the team.

The bridges are located along a section of the Grand Central Parkway, which runs almost 15 miles between Queens and Long Island, New York. The corridor sees traffic of about 300,000 vehicles per day.

The rehab and replacements are expected to increase safety and flow along the parkway, the governor’s office said, extend each bridge’s service life by 40 years and reduce long-term maintenance expenses.

The project includes major work on three of the bridges including:

  • Replacement of the concrete bridge decks, pedestals and steel bearings;
  • Replacement of a ramp from the northbound Cross Island Parkway to westbound Grand Central Parkway;
  • Repairs to columns and abutments;
  • Replacement of bridge railings with concrete barriers; and
  • New paint for the structural steel.
  • Posillico also will make repairs to the remaining four bridges.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2025.

“Creating a more reliable, resilient transportation network is vital for our state’s growth and development,” Gov. Hochul said. “The Grand Central Parkway is one of New York City’s most critical travel corridors, and the rehabilitation of these bridges will help ensure that it continues to serve New Yorkers for decades to come.”

Posillico is also expected to deliver, according to the New York Office of the State Comptroller, two other projects for the state in 2024.

One is a $3.1 million asphalt pavement resurfacing project on Northern State Parkway in Nassau County. The contractor is also performing almost $11 million of bridge rehabilitation work at multiple locations in the Nassau County towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead.

In 2025, Posillico is scheduled to complete almost $8.8 million of median barrier, fencing and drainage replacements on NYS Route 27 in Suffolk County.

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