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St. George Ferry Terminal Ramps Rehabilitation

Staten Island, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York City Department of Transportation

The St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island is an intermodal transportation hub linking 70,000 daily commuters with the Staten Island Railway, 20 New York City Transit bus lines, three parking facilities and the Bay Street and Richmond Terrace bikeway. HAKS provided resident engineering inspection services for the reconstruction of the terminal ramps for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)—the largest federal stimulus-funded infrastructure project in New York State. 

The $191 million, 4-year project reversed 60 years of deterioration and expanded the capacity of existing structures, roadways and facilities. It encompassed the reconstruction and rehabilitation of eight vehicular ramps consisting of 73 spans and a pedestrian breezeway above the Staten Island Railway station, terminal buildings and parking areas. A major project element was the demolition and reconstruction of the nine-span, 540-foot north ramp access to the north municipal parking field and the Richmond County Bank Ballpark (home of the Staten Island Yankees baseball team) and parking lot. HAKS worked closely with NYCDOT, the design-builder and facility management to ensure uninterrupted maintenance of terminal operations, revenue collection and traffic flow (vehicular, rail, pedestrian and ferry).

The HAKS team implemented a close collaboration of all project stakeholders to address changing field conditions in a timely manner to expedite construction while minimizing commuter impact. Since the project required around-the-clock terminal access and transportation services could not be impeded, the design-build team developed a complex phasing and staging plan. A state-of-the-art concrete mix increased frost/freezing resistance and added strength and durability to the structures.

Accolades included the 2014 ACEC New York Gold Award, the 2013 ASCE Met Design-Build Project of the Year Award, the 2013 ENR New York Award of Merit and the 2012 Municipal Engineers Project of the Year Award.