T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) was contracted by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) to design a new Restricted Vehicle Service Road (RVSR) at Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Orange County, New York. The RVSR accommodates fueling vehicles traveling between the North East Fuel Farm and the vicinity of Building 2269. The airport occupies 2,400 acres and serves as an alternative to the region’s three major airports.
The project consisted of the design and construction of an Airport Operations Area (AOA) roadway for fueling vehicles operating at the airport. The previous AOA perimeter road was unable to support the weight of fueling vehicles and did not provide vehicular access from one side of the airport to the other without having to cross an active runway. Because fueling vehicles were entering an active runway without proper Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or Tower permission, the FAA requested that PANYNJ address the current perimeter road condition following their FAR 139 Airport Certification Inspection.
TYLI’s scope included design of the new roadway and roadway widening; pavement resurfacing; traffic engineering, including signing, striping, and guide rail design; evaluation of existing storm culverts; drainage; wetlands mitigation; preparation of contract plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E); and post-design services.
- TYLI’s design included a new bridge to carry the RVSR over an existing stream.
- TYLI provided maintenance and protection of traffic (MPT) design for the construction phase.