Hunts Point, Interstate 390 and Kew Gardens Interchange Project Receives National Recognition Award from American Council of Engineering Companies

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that the American Council of Engineering Companies has awarded three major projects overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation for excellence in engineering design. Private sector engineering and design team behind Hunts Point Access improvement project Kew Gardens Interchange project The 390/I-490 Interstate Interchange Improvement Project received a national recognition award in ACEC’s 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, dubbed the “Academy Award for the Engineering Profession.”In presenting the award, the engineering trade group said the transformative projects all support Governor Hochul’s commitment to invest in infrastructure that reconnects communities, fosters opportunity and strengthens community quality Life And showcase “National Engineering Excellence”. The award will be officially presented this June at the group’s official dinner in Washington, DC.

“These awards are recognition of New York State’s mission to build 21st century infrastructure that reconnects and strengthens communities while enhancing quality of life and protecting the environment,” Governor Hochul said. “I thank the American Council of Engineering Companies for recognizing these projects and congratulate the dedicated women and men of the New York State Department of Transportation for their hard work and dedication in making these projects a reality.”

$1.7 billion Hunts Point project will reduce congestion, improve bicycling and pedestrians Safety It also provides direct access to Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx from Bruckner Expressway and New Sheridan Avenue. The market is one of the largest wholesale food distribution centers in the world. More than 78,000 vehicles travel to the Hunts Point Peninsula each day, with 13,000 of these trucks using local roads, contributing to poor air quality in the community. in december, Governor Hochul announced The third and final phase of the project is underway and includes rebuilding the intersection of Bruckner Expressway with Sheridan Avenue and reconfiguring the intersection of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Avenue to improve pedestrian and cyclist traffic. safety.

The $172.8 million I-390/I-490 Interchange Improvement Project in Gates Township, Monroe County repaired or replaced seven bridges, created a new off-ramp connecting Interstate 390 to Lyle Avenue, built a new The southbound I-390 interchange, along with several other improvements, will simplify travel, reduce congestion, and improve safety along important corridors for people and businesses in the Rochester area. Governor Hochul announced In November 2021, the project was completed one month ahead of schedule and on budget.

The $739 million Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens, Completion by end of 2022, transforming one of the most trafficked corridors in the metropolitan area. It creates faster travel times, safer merges and exits, and more reliable connections for the hundreds of thousands of commuters, travelers and local businesses who use it every day to reach JFK International Airport and other major destinations in the region.

Representing thousands of companies, the American Council of Engineering Companies is the voice of the engineering industry in Washington, D.C., and across the country. With a history dating back more than 100 years, ACEC is a federation of 51 state and territorial committees representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other professionals.

The engineering and design teams behind the Hunts Point, I-390/I-490 Interchange, and Kew Gardens projects also recently received Diamond Awards from the ACEC New York Chapter.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, “The Hunts Point, Kew Gardens and Interstate 390/490 Interstate Interchange project is one of the most complex and ambitious projects ever undertaken by the New York State Department of Transportation, and I am delighted to see the hard work and dedication of our talented team being recognized Accredited by ACEC. But the real winners of these projects are the people of New York State. Focusing on resilient, sustainable infrastructure that connects communities, these projects from New York City to Rochester will reduce congestion on our roads for Cleaner air and safer, more reliable access for all users of our vast transportation network.”

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