As a subconsultant, H&H is providing design and construction phase services for the widening of the Van Wyck Expressway between Kew Gardens Interchange and JFK Airport. The project includes four LIRR bridges spanning the Van Wyck Expressway, which will be replaced or modified. The bridges spanning the Van Wyck Expressway, carrying thirteen LIRR tracks, include the two-track mainline 1/3 bridge, the ten-track double-deck bridge, and the single-track Atlantic 6 Bridge. The existing structures are five-span bridges to be modified to accommodate a shift in the lanes along the Van Wyck Expressway.
Work has included environmental investigation; right-of-way determination; hazardous site investigation and assessment; conceptual maintenance and protection of traffic design, including construction detour and staging; and preparation of preliminary plans.
The Van Wyck Expressway (VWE), I-678, is the major gateway into and out of JFK International Airport. It was originally constructed in the early 1950s and is unable to handle current and projected traffic volumes.