VN Engineers offers over ten years of experience providing design services and program management for design-build projects along the east coast spanning from Rhode Island to Florida. The VN Engineers design-build (DB) team begins by fully understanding the base technical concepts, works closely with both designers and contractors to identify value added ATC’s and has the staff dedicated to the accelerated schedule submissions.

Van Wyck Expressway Improvement

The New York State Department of Transportation is implementing a design-build project to widen the Van Wyck Expressway (VWE). The purpose of the project is to provide increased vehicular capacity on the VWE between the Kew Gardens Interchange and JFK Airport to improve access to and from the airport. In addition, the project will address operational, geometric, and structural deficiencies on the VWE between the Kew Gardens Interchange and JFK Airport. The VWE is the major transportation corridor providing access to and from JFK Airport, which is a major international gateway to the United States, with 70 carriers serving 100 international nonstop destinations. The VWE also serves as the major route for commercial truck traffic to get to and from the airport, with trucks accounting for 8 percent of morning peak volume and 5 percent of evening peak volume on I-678.

As part of the design-build team VN Engineers is a subconsultant to HDR and providing multiple services including temporary lighting and signals design during construction as well as permanent lighting and signals design. Additionally, VN Engineers is developing 3D models of bridge structures, roadway and surface elements.

SR-9/I-95 Spanish River Interchange

The I-95 at Spanish River Boulevard design-build project consisted of the construction of the new Spanish River Boulevard Interchange from Spanish River Boulevard to Yamato Road (3.8 miles). The new interchange located between the I-95 and Glades Road Interchange and the I-95 and Yamato Road Interchange provides direct access from Spanish River/FAU Boulevard to northbound and southbound I-95. The project also included the addition of auxiliary lanes on I-95 from Glades Road to Peninsula Corp. Drive (Congress Avenue Exit) in both directions, and cross street improvements to Yamato Road, Spanish River Boulevard, and FAU Boulevard. The project also included constructing 13 bridges between Spanish River Boulevard and Yamato Road with signalized intersection improvements.  VN Engineers was involved on the program management portion of the contract focusing on signing and marking, lighting and signalization components. VN Engineers supported all phases of the procurement process by preparing Request for Qualification documents, Request for Proposal documents, and all submittal reviews. VN Engineers also advised FDOT on the best value scoring and weighting criteria.