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Route 9A Promenade South


HAKS provided Construction Management services for a $70 million landscaped promenade along the southern portion of Route 9A between West Thames Street and Battery Place in Lower Manhattan. The completed Promenade has increased green space and provided safer and easier pedestrian access to nearby locations such as Battery Park and Robert F. Wagner Park and neighborhood historical and cultural landmarks such as Castle Clinton National Monument and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. 

Work was conducted in stages as follows:

Stage 1:

  • Constructed temporary bikeway/walkway between Albany Street and Battery Place.
  • Constructed temporary southbound roadway from West Thames Street to Battery Place.
  • Installed new water and gas mains in Battery Place.
  • Restored interior of northbound Battery Park Underpass. 

Stage 2:

  • Installed new roadway along the southbound side of Route 9A.
  • Extended Battery Park Underpass roof and reconstruct portal entrances.
  • Installed Route 9A U-turn at Battery Place.
  • Replaced asphalt, curbs and lighting along northbound Battery Park Underpass.
  • Erected stone facade along the approach to the Battery Park Underpass.
  • Constructed pedestrian plaza on west side of Battery Place between Washington St. and Route 9A. 

Stage 3:

  • Constructed raised medians along the Battery Park Underpass approach.
  • Installed new roadway along Battery Place at the intersection with Route 9A.
  • Replaced asphalt, curbs and lighting along the southbound Battery Park Underpass.
  • Installed traffic and pedestrian signals at intersections along Route 9A. 

Stage 4:

  • Constructed new Route 9A Bikeway, Walkway between Battery Place and West Thames St.
  • Reconstructed the western portion of Little West Street between Battery Place and First Place 

Stage 5:

  • Reconstructed pedestrian islands at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance.
  • Installed new roadway and sidewalks along northbound Route 9A between Battery Place and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
  • Installed trees and other landscaping along southbound Route 9A and east and westbound Battery Place.
  • Installed new curbs along the east side of Battery Place between Little West Street and Washington Street. 

Material testing involved supervising concrete precast plant inspection at the Stonecasts plant in Fort Edward, New York, and providing quality assurance for the fabrication of composite sections of two barrier concrete walls and other precast items. 

The NYSDOT made environmental performance commitments to the community, which included provisions for air monitoring, use of ultra-low sulfur fuel and the limitation of noise-intensive construction to certain hours of the day. Monthly public meetings were held to inform community representatives of construction progress and to address issues and concerns. Partnering meetings were held on a bi-weekly basis with other agencies to assure smooth construction coordination and to minimize adverse impacts to the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.