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T. Y. Lin International’s East Ridge Road Rehabilitation Project Named 2013 Project of the Year for Transportation Projects

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the East Ridge Road Rehabilitation - City Line to Culver Road, which was completed for the Monroe County Department of Transportation (Monroe County DOT) in the State of New York, has been awarded 2013 Project of the Year for Transportation Projects in the $5 - 25 Million Category by the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA). This award marks the third consecutive Project of the Year win for TYLI. The firm won in the APWA’s Structural Projects $5 - 25 Million Category in 2011 and 2012.

TYLI was tasked by Monroe County DOT to provide transportation planning, preliminary engineering, final design, and construction phase services for the rehabilitation of nearly 2.5 miles of East Ridge Road. The project was broken into five phases, which ran from major intersection to major intersection. This innovative use of phased construction assured that only traffic and businesses in a single phase would be impacted – a critical issue in this commercially-saturated area. To further reduce impacts on the traveling public and affected businesses, considerable construction work was completed at night.

“Although this project was faced with many unforeseen conditions and delays, it was successfully completed on-time and within 2% of the bid amount,” said Robert Radley, P.E., Senior Vice President and Director of TYLI’s East Region. “T. Y. Lin International is very pleased to have been part of this complex and important transportation project for Monroe County and its residents.”

Additional project highlights included:

  • Re-establishment of the 1970s highway baseline mapping and the creation of parcel mapping for approximately 60 permanent and 15 temporary easements.
  • Paving completion by the end of October 2013, nearly two months ahead of schedule.
  • Project cost savings generated by the redesign of drainage modifications on-site and in real-time.
  • Flexibility, cooperation, and creative planning by the project team, which allowed the contractor to work out-of-sequence in order to save time, keep the schedule on-track, and reduce duration of detours in each phase by 50%.
  • Zero delay to the completion date when additional project work was introduced.
  • A final cost of the project within 3.5% of the engineer’s estimate.
  • Utility relocations successfully coordinated with five private utility agencies.
  • Comprehensive public outreach, ensuring the public was well-informed with a forum to voice opinions.

"East Ridge Road is a high-volume urban arterial that services many businesses and County residents,” said Terrence Rice, P.E., Monroe County Director of Transportation. “While it was challenging to maintain access to the businesses in a tight urban corridor with many utilities, the partnership between the County, State, Town, businesses, utilities, contractor, and consultant resulted in a successful project for our community."

The project team, which includes Monroe County DOT, TYLI, Villager Construction, Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, and the New York State Department of Transportation, will be honored with the 2013 Transportation Projects Award at the APWA Awards Banquet on January 30, 2014.