Roadways

Waterfront Street Reconstruction New Haven, CT

This project includes the complete full-depth reconstruction of Waterfront Street from the end of the public right-of-way at the United Illuminating property to the proposed tie-in with the realigned intersection with Forbes Avenue.  The pavement construction will include the removal of concrete base pavement. Upgrading the existing roadway storm drainage system to rectify existing poor roadway drainage. DOT Project No. 0085-0142.  The project consisted of improvements to the existing riding surface and extended the service life of the pavement.  There was milling and overlaying from curb to curb in both directions which included all ramps.   The estimated cost of this project was $10,856,525.35.  This project was administered by the Office of Construction, District 2 in Norwich. 

Rehabilitation of Bridges over the Merritt Parkway and Safety Improvements of CT Route 15, Towns of Stamford and New Canaan

This project will upgrade the Parkway from the Greenwich/Stamford town line easterly approximately 6 ½ miles to just beyond the South Street overpass in New Canaan. The existing guide rail will be replaced with Merritt Parkway Guide Rail (a steel backed timber railing). The existing rock ledges close to the roadway will be evaluated, and if warranted, will be cut back or shielded with either the Merritt Parkway guide rail or concrete barrier.  A single unit concrete curb and gutter system will also be installed along the grass median.  Numerous bridges located within the project limits will require minor cosmetic work (various parapet work, graffiti removal, surface and crack repairs to concrete, fencing, overlay, etc). VN Engineers is providing construction engineering and inspection as well as construction support services for this project. Estimated Cost of Project:  $57,000,000.

Merritt Parkway Resurfacing, Safety and Bridge Improvements, Fairfield & Trumbull, CT

VN Engineers, Inc. is currently provided construction engineering and inspection services to prime consultant, STV on this Merritt Parkway Resurfacing, Safety and Bridge Improvements, Project Numbers 50-204 and 144-180.  This project consists of the Resurfacing of the Merritt Parkway, both Northbound and Southbound along with safety and bridge improvements from Congress Street to the Route 8 interchange.  This stretch of the roadway is approximately 9 miles long.  Safety improvements included:  Shoulder widening, the replacement of existing guide railing with Merritt Parkway Guide Rail, the removal  of trees and rock ledges too close to the roadway, and the installation of a single unit concrete curb and gutter system along the median.  Project 50-206 involves replacement of Bridge No. 743 over Mill River.

 

Pavement Preservation on I-395 Towns of Montville and Norwich, CT

VN Engineers provided construction engineering and inspection services for this project. DOT Project No. 0085-0142.  The project consisted of improvements to the existing riding surface and extended the service life of the pavement.  There was milling and overlaying from curb to curb in both directions which included all ramps.   The estimated cost of this project was $10,856,525.35.  This project was administered by the Office of Construction, District 2 in Norwich. 

Main Street and School Street Pavement Rehabilitation, East Hartford, CT

VN Engineers, Inc. provided Construction Engineering and Inspection Services to prime contractor AI Engineers, Inc. for this project.  The project involved the milling and resurfacing of approximately 6,000 linear feet of roadway.  The project area included Main Street, from Maple Street to Sutton Avenue and School Street, from Burnside Avenue to Goodwin Street. The tasks involved with this project included:  the installation of new curbing, utility structure adjustments, sidewalk ramp construction, pavement patching, Pavement resurfacing and reconstruction, pavement markings, the restoration of disturbed areas and manhole adjustments. 

Resurfacing, Bridge and Safety Improvements on CT Route 25 Trumbull, CT

VN Engineers, Inc. is provided Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for this project.  This project involved the resurfacing and safety improvements of approximately 5.2 miles (in each direction) of State Route 25 in Trumbull, Connecticut. This project consisted of the diamond grinding of the concrete travel lanes and milling and overlaying of the bituminous shoulders and climbing lanes.  Improvements were made to the northbound and southbound lanes including on/off ramps on Route 25, roadways and ramps of the Route 25/Route 15 Interchange and the repair and resurfacing of the 21 bridges within the project limits.  The drainage system along the Route 25 was also upgraded by creating swales and upgrading more than 100 catch basins.   State Project No. 144-279

I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange New Haven, CT State Project No. 92-531/622/627

VN Engineers is currently providing construction engineering and inspection services for this project.  Contract E, located in New Haven, consists of the reconstruction of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange to accommodate lanes from the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) and improve interstate-to-interstate travel. The project extends 1,600 meters (1 mile) along I-95 from the western project limit at Interchange 46 (Sargent/Long Wharf Drive) to the eastern project limit at approximately East Street, and 1,100 meters (3,500 feet) along I-91, between Ivy Place and Route 34. The reconstruction will provide three travel lanes on I-95 through the Interchange and elimination of the left lane exit and entrance ramps and provide a two lane connection to I-91. Included in the reconstruction are twenty one new or modified bridges and twenty one retaining walls. To be more specific, I-91 over Chapel Street, I-91 over Wooster Street on-ramp to I-95 northbound, multiple crossings over Water Street, Route 34 westbound over Brewery Street, and I-95 over Canal Dock Road. Sargent Drive, from Canal Dock Road to Brewery Street will be realigned. Looping ramps adjacent to Sargent Drive/Brewery Street will be removed. Water Street, from East Street to Brewery Street, will be widened to two lanes in each direction. The Wooster Street on-ramp to I-95 north will be retained. Full shoulders, a new median barrier, drainage, signing, and lighting will be provided throughout the project.

NYSTA Thruway Term Agreement TANY 10-18 Safety Upgrades Woodbury to Newburgh, NY

VN Engineers worked as a subconsultant to Savin Engineers for this project.   VN was responsible for the field inspection of the safety improvements along the North and South lanes of the Thruway. This included removing damaged drainage pipe and replacing it with new poly pipe and installing end sections. Ditches and swales were cleaned and stoned.  The tree canopy was trimmed back and dead trees were removed.  A section of roadway with a steep side slope was flattened to a 4 on 1 slope as a safety upgrade.  Guide rail safely upgrades were installed. Damaged railing was replaced and extended in some locations.  Some of the safety upgrades included, crash cushion attenuating terminal, end terminal for HPBO, modified corrugated beam guide rail and heavy post block out corrugated rail.  The shoulder area was graded and material filled in low areas along with the installation of new delineators.

Reconstruction of Post Office Road and Town Farm Road, Enfield, CT

VN Engineers, Inc. is currently providing Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for drainage, roadway, bridge and other related construction activities to prime consultant URS Corporation for this project.  The project involves the reconstruction of approximately 6,700 linear feet of roadway.  The project area spans from 120 feet easterly of the Post Office Rd./Raffia Rd./Simon Rd. intersection to 142 feet easterly of the intersection improvements with Abbe Road and Town Farm Road. The tasks involved with this project include:  curbing and landscaping, a new drainage system, full depth pavement reconstruction, the widening of bridge no. 3944, the installation of riprap for scour protection of the abutments, construction of a 10 foot wide bikeway and the control and removal of invasive vegetation. 

 

Relocation of Route 72 in Bristol and Plainville, CT

This project consisted of the relocation of Route 72 by two miles in order to connect the Route 72 expressway in Plainville to Route 229 in Bristol.  The project also involved the reconstruction of 2.4 miles of local and secondary roadways. In order to convey Route 72 over the Pequabuck River, a portion of this project involved a new three span bridge.  This project also called for a box culvert to be constructed at Yards Pond, and the construction of five embankment walls and four retaining walls.  Utility relocation and the creation of wetlands were also a significant part of this project VN Engineers, Inc. was a sub-consultant to AECOM on this project. Their role consisted of the field inspection of drainage operations, formation of roadway subgrade and subbase, bridge substructure, retaining walls, embankments, as well as performing of Proctor and Marshall density tests on soils and asphalt using the Seaman Nuclear Density gauges. 

Route 7 Brookfield Bypass Brookfield, CT

VN Engineers worked as a sub-consultant to URS Corporation for the construction engineering and inspection of Route 7 Bypass in Brookfield, CT.  Responsibilities included inspection of clearing and grubbing, earth excavation, trench excavation, sub-base, environmental, backfilling, cutting of bituminous concrete, milling, milling for transitions, removal of bituminous concrete wearing surface, cross slopes, drainage (culverts, catch basins, junction boxes), jacking of existing beams,  Assisted on concrete pours/testing, asphalted plug joints, installation of rebar (deformed steel bars/epoxy), drilling and grouting dowels and anchor bolts, permanent barrier curb, installation of metal beam rail/three cable guide line, turf establishment, maintenance and protection of traffic, line striping, light standard foundations, electrical hand holes, loop detectors, piezo cable sensors.

Yale Campus/Trumbull Street Area Phase 1A New Haven, CT

VN Engineers, Inc. is currently providing Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for this project.  This environmental project connects 120 acres of separated storm drainage to the outlet downstream. The results will be reduced combined sewer overflows reaching the Mill River and improved roadway drainage. While the project involves installation of large diameter piping in a busy corridor, the design was prepared to reduce traffic impacts and to preserve the existing street trees. In addition to the sanitary and storm sewer construction, several utility relocations will occur to make way for the large piping.

CT fastrak New Britain – Hartford, CT

VN Engineers is currently providing construction engineering and inspection services for Contracts 1-5 on this project.

  • Contract 1, Project No. 88-177:  Construction of CTfastrak from Main Street to Stanley Street and the construction of New Britain Station, demolition reconstruction of the bridge over Route 9, reconstruction of Route 72 off and on ramps (Subconsultant to AI, anticipated start in 2013). 
  • Contract 2, Project Nos. 88-178 & 93-166:  Construction of CTfastrak from Stanley Street to Cedar Street, development of two stations, two new bridges, reconstruction of Florence Street and replacement of the existing Cedar Street Bridge. Subconsultant to STV.  VN Fee:  $275,300.
  • Contract 3, 63-643 & 93-180:  Construction of CTfastrak from Cedar Street to Sigourney Street and construction of seven stations, eight new bridges, two culverts to be installed under Amtrak rail lines, a new bridge carrying Flatbush Avenue over Amtrak and CTfastrak, plus construction of an Amtrak maintenance road.  Subconsultant to Gannett Fleming, VN Fee:  $940,000.
  • Contract 4, Project No. 63-670:  Construction of CTfastrak from Sigourney Street to Asylum Street and construction of one station, two new bridges, and the relocation of approximately one mile of railroad.  Subconsultant to Urban Engineers on contracts 4&5, VN Fee:  $353,200.
  • Contract 5, Project Nos. 63-641/671:  Replacement of the existing Broad Street Bridge over Amtrak rail lines and  CTfastrak, reconstruction of Broad Street from Capitol Avenue to Farmington Avenue.