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St. George Terminal Interlocking Sandy Repairs

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

The Staten Island Ferry operates between the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The St. George Terminal is a park-and-ride and sea, railway and bus transit center located on the northernmost end of the Staten Island Railway. Flooding from Superstorm Sandy caused irreparable damage to switches, cables and wiring of the existing interlocking area, which consists of 17 switches and 12 operating tracks.

HAKS is a member of the construction management team providing services to NYCT to restore vital flood-damaged signal systems of the St. George Terminal yard and interlocking. The three-year, $100 million project includes modernization and replacement of the St. George interlocking signal system; removal of existing track and ballast; installation of new ballast and track and a new traction power system; and drainage and site work.

HAKS is specifically responsible for conformance to Sandy audit requirements; utilization of Constructware software as a project management tool; overseeing monitoring of noise, vibration and air and water quality; and coordination of material testing, including off-site testing by an independent entity. Upon construction completion, HAKS will acquire as-built drawings and documentation for review and approval.

The constructability review will focus on site access, working space and materials storage; sequence of operations; logistics and handling; specification tolerances; vulnerability of materials; and environmental and safety considerations. Environmental protection and safety will focus on removal of hazardous materials and protocols for access and protection of NYCT assets.

The project team will monitor occupancy and acceptance procedures to ensure a smooth transition from construction to occupancy and use of the facility.