Markets.

Halmar is a preeminent heavy civil construction management firm specializing in a wide variety of infrastructure projects across the following markets:

Highways and Bridges Mass Transit Aviation Energy and Environmental  Industrial, Institutional and Commercial

Highways & Bridges.

Halmar, a respected name in the highway and bridge construction industry, has decades of successful projects for NYSDOT, NYCDOT, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority, NJDOT, PANYNJ, and the NYS Thruway Authority. Cumulatively, Halmar’s staff has built enough miles of highway to stretch more than halfway across the United States.  Winner of almost a dozen respected and coveted industry awards like Top Contractor, Pride in Transportation Construction, and NY Construction’s Top Project, agencies throughout the Northeast recognize Halmar’s impressive legacy of successful highway and bridge projects, delivered on time or early, as an extraordinary track record of success.  NYSDOT twice awarded Halmar their largest ever bridge construction projects, most recently on the I-95 Alexander Hamilton Bridge reconstruction project. 

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NYSDOT Kew Gardens Interchange Infrastructure and Operational Improvement ProjectGrand Central Parkway, Design-Build Project

Halmar was awarded this challenging Design-BuildKew Gardens interchange project which is being undertaken to improve numerousoperational deficienciesand improve traffic flow through this congested, high-volume interchangein Queens, NY. Work includes the realignment and reconstruction of the mainline Grand Central Parkway;realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Grand Centralto Jackie Robinson Parkway,Union Turnpikeand Van Wyck Expressway; realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Jackie Robinson to Grand Central;realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Van Wyck to Jackie Robinson and Grand Central;and realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramp from Union Turnpike to Grand Central. Work also includes construction of a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians, structural steel, concrete, water main work, ITS and street lighting, landscaping, and overhead sign structures.

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NYCDOT Replacement of Shore (Belt) Parkway over Mill Basin

Replacement of the Mill Basin Draw Bridge on the Belt Parkway, which consists of new concrete and asphalt pavement, new concrete foundations, piers and abutments, new structural steel, new approach roadways, an improved drainage system, and demolition of the existing structure. The project is currently scheduled to be completed 13 months ahead of schedule and within budget. The new design resultsin increased sight distances, an increase in lane width from 11-feet 4-inches to 12-feet, and the inclusion of safety shoulders in both directions. The channel has remainednavigable during construction, and the clear channel width remainsthe same after the new structure is in place. A new fender system protectsthe bridge substructure from marine traffic. The new structure wasbuilt to the north of the existing structure. Approximately eighty percent of the bridge wasbuilt without interferencefrom the existing structure. Asmall section of the new bridge requiresdemolition of the existing structure in order to finish the final portion of the bridge.Halmar performed all of the cast-in-place piles, structural and pavement concrete, steel erection, earth moving, drainage installation, and asphalt paving.

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I-95 Alexander Hamilton Bridge Reconstruction.

The Region’s vital link between the Cross Bronx Expressway and the George Washington Bridge, the I-95 Alexander Hamilton Bridge, is one of the most congested sections of highway in the country. NYSDOT awarded Halmar a five-year $409 million project for the complete reconstruction of the bridge and associated ramp structures. The AHB project was one of the largest and most complex steel construction projects in NYC.  The project also required construction of over $100 million of temporary structures. Much of it was redesigned by Halmar.  This impressive project was completed on-time in 2014.

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I-90 Patroon Island Bridge Rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation of the Patroon Island Bridge decking and all associated ramps, is the largest contract ever awarded in the Capital Region.  Special MPT plans and schedules were developed to minimize traffic congestion, in part by doing the majority of the deck reconstruction and replacement at night, making all lanes available each morning for the AM rush hour and handling over 80 thousand vehicles per day.

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Belt Parkway Bridge Over Ocean Parkway.

The Belt Parkway is one of the most congested highways in New York City.  This NYCDOT design-build project to replace the Belt Parkway Bridge Over Ocean Parkway was scheduled to be constructed over one construction season.  Drawing on Halmar’s successful use of precast piers and bridge deck on the I-287 Cross Westchester Expressway project, Halmar developed a design for a precast bridge, which was built at another facility in upstate NY, brought to the project by truck and installed at night, savings commuters untold hours of snarled traffic. The project was completed 9 months ahead of schedule and awarded the ASCE Design/Build award in 2005. Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

Mass Transit.

From subways, to signals and stations, to maintenance facilities, Halmar International has a proven record of success with transit agencies throughout the region including MTA Capital Construction, NYCT, MTA, AMTRAK, MNCR, NJT and PANYNJ.  Working on 24/7 operating transit systems and live tracks is one of the most demanding and difficult environments in the construction industry.  Halmar’s team is intimately familiar with all aspects of mass transit work in the tri-state area. High-profile projects like the Concourse Line Re-Signaling completed a year ahead of schedule, or the Times Square Station Rehabilitation and the reconstruction of Coney Island’s Stillwell Avenue Terminal, two of the busiest, most iconic stations in the New York City Transit System, are just part of the legacy of Halmar’s transit work.  Decades of high profile, successful transit projects have positioned Halmar to deliver the most demanding Mass Transit projects on-time, safely and within budget.

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LIRR Third Track Expansion Project.

Halmar is part of a joint venture awarded the Design and Construction of the LIRR Third Track Expansion Project extending approximately 9.8 miles from the Village of Floral Park to the Hamlet of Hicksville. The Work includes the design and construction of the following major components:

  • Installation of 10 miles of additional track to complete a continuous third Main Line track from Floral Park Station to Hicksville;
  • Elimination of seven existing grade crossings to provide grade separated crossings or full closures to vehicular traffic Including the construction of six railroad bridges, four roadway bridges, retaining walls, asphalt paving, curbs, sidewalks, drainage and utilities;
  • Replacement and or modification of eight existing railroad bridges to accommodate the new mainline third track;
  • Construction of retaining walls and sound attenuation barriers along the LIRR Project Corridor;
  • Replacement and or modifications to seven-passenger rail stations including platforms, station access, passenger shelters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enhancements, and parking modifications including new parking facilities;
  • Construction and or modifications to railroad infrastructure including signal systems, substations, drainage, interlockings, crossovers, sidings, track bed, traction power systems, communications and signals;
  • Utility relocations, including electric, signal, communications, gas, water, sewer, and storm sewer systems;
  • Construction of five parking garages
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WMATA D-B Potomac Yards Station, Alexandria, VA.

The new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Potomac Yard Metrorail station will be built on WMATA’s Yellow and Blue Lines between the existing Braddock Road and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations in Alexandria, Virginia. The location of the station will provide walkable access to regional transportation systems for the Potomac Yard Area. This area is one of the most significant redevelopment opportunities for Alexandria, with the potential to achieve the vision for an urban mix of uses near transit and is expected to generate billions of dollars in new private sector investment over the long term, and eventually support 26,000 new jobs and 13,000 new residents. WMATA awarded the Design-Build contract to Potomac Yard Constructors, a Joint Venture of Halmar International and Schiavone Construction. The Joint Venture has also teamed up with ARUP as the Designer of Record and Mass Electric for the electrical, power, and communication portions of the Project. The Project is three and a half years long with the first year primarily for design and the last two and half years for construction. The approximate 100,000 square foot project includes several components including a Metrorail station with two 800 foot long platforms, an entry pavilion at the Potomac Yard Area, 200 foot pedestrian/bicycle bridge spanning the CSX and WMATA rail tracks, a 200 foot pedestrian bridge to the North Pavilion, a 350 foot Pedestrian Bridge to the possible future Glebe Pavilion, an entry pavilion, a landscaped approach to the Potomac Greens neighborhood, power upgrades at 6 other stations, a new AC switchgear room, and re-alignment of the Metrorail tracks through the new station. The Station, pavilions, platform, and bridge piers will be constructed on a combination of consolidated soil and piles. The substructure will consist of cast in place concrete, clad in natural stone. The platform, station, pavilion will transition into an open-air steel frame structure with exterior louvers and transparent glass panels. A transparent glass and zinc coated, curved standing seamed metal roof will complete the structures. The inside of the station and pavilion will provide access to the mezzanine and Pedestrian Bridge via stairs, elevators, and escalators. The pedestrian bridges will continue with the open-air design, using a steel truss design, cast in place walkway, steel mesh enclosure, and the zinc coated, curved standing seam metal roof.

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MTA-MNR Design and Construction for Enhanced Station Improvements,Phase 1.

This Design-Build project consists of the Design and Construction of Enhanced Station Improvements for 6Train Stations in Westchester, Bronx and Manhattan, including white Plains Station, Riverdale Station, Port Chester Station, Harlem Station, Crestwood Station and Yonkers Station. The enhancements generally consist of new entry and platform canopies, new wayfinding signage, electrical and lighting upgrades, station head house enhancements, bridge underpass enhancements that include new terracotta wall tiling, and site improvements.

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PANYNJ PATH Harrison Station Replacement.

Halmar’s demolition and reconstruction of the PATH Harrison Station Replacement involved the demolition of  two existing PATH Harrison station houses and two platforms, and the installation of four new station houses and two new platforms, including temporary platforms for staging and new retaining wall structures to stabilize existing embankment and enable Amtrak 4thtrack installation. The new station and approaches include drilled deep foundations, a reinforced concrete and steel structure with architectural steel and glass curtain walls. Construction of an electric transformer structure, communications systems, elevators, escalators, photovoltaic roof and hardscape granite plazas are included in the scope of work for this LEED approved facility.

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NYCT Stillwell Avenue Terminal Reconstruction.

Halmar’s complete reconstruction of NYCT’s Stillwell Avenue Terminal, including all structural steel, platforms, station house and several associated buildings resulted in a state of the art facility, the linchpin of Coney Island’s redevelopment. This iconic project featured one of the largest photovoltaic roofs in the U.S. at the time (2,730 individual panels). Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

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NYCT Concourse Line Signal Modernization Project.

This 36-month design-build project was the largest conventional wayside signal modernization project ever undertaken by NYCT.  Halmar completed the project one year ahead of schedule and under budget, and received the largest ever MTA OCIP Safety Incentive and won the 2008 American Public Works Association Project of the Year. Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

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Metro North Yankee Stadium Station Design-Build Project.

Typical of Halmar’s most challenging projects, this fast-track 24-month design-build project had to be completed in time for Opening Day of the new Yankee Stadium.  This Design-Build Institute of America Project of the Year was successfully completed on-time and was praised by Metro North Railroad’s President Howard Permut who said “This design-build Yankee Stadium Station is the fastest station project Metro North has ever built.”

Aviation.

Halmar International has completed almost $400 million of work at JFK international Airport alone. An impressive body of work that spanned the better part of a decade, beginning in the 90’s and continuing well into the new Millennium. Our team has an unparalleled level of experience working in and around active airports on projects including passenger terminals, aprons, runways, taxiways, light rail stations, cargo facilities, multi-level parking garages, roads and bridges. We understand the mission critical nature of security and maintenance of aircraft operations and movements, as well as customer access and safety. We know how to get work completed on-time and within budget in these challenging environments.

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LaGuardia Airport Project.

Halmar was the low bidder for the CM/GC project at LGA which will administer and participate in several construction projects as a part of the major LaGuardia Capital Infrastructure (LGACI) Program.  The project, valued at approximately $160 million dollars, will include toll plaza/booths, a bridge, utility relocation, roadways and terminal related work.  Additionally, a 7 year, $3.6 billion, overall project as part of the LGACI Program to update the aging LaGuardia airport, which Vice President Joe Biden once called “Third World”, is underway promising to convert it into one of the most modern airports to date.  As part of the overall project, a three-level, 1.3 million-square-foot terminal will be constructed from $2.5 billion in private funds.
Thomas Bosco, the authority’s aviation director, said the project will turn LaGuardia into a “world-class facility that will service New York City and the region’s growing aviation needs well into the 21st century.” Bosco said the project also will be a “financial boon” for the metropolitan area, creating nearly 15,000 jobs and roughly $4.5 billion in economic activity.

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British Airways Terminal (Terminal 7).

Halmar’s work at British Airways Terminal 7 included the civil structural work on the terminal, all the roads and bridges, the 850-car multi-level parking garage, the light rail station, and even the hardstands for the Concorde, designed and built by Halmar using high strength concrete mixes. Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

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International Arrivals Terminal (Terminal 4).

Halmar completed the landside construction for the new $1.3 Billion terminal, including roadways and parking, toll plazas, walkways and canopies, elevated arrivals-level ramps and bridges, approximately 30,000 CY of concrete and about 70,000 tons of steel. The work also entailed extensive utility relocations (5kv power, sewers, water mains, FAA cables and drainage), piles, concrete and steel, excavation and sheeting and associated site work. It was one of the First Public-Private Partnerships in New York State. The project was recognized by NY Construction News as one of the 2002 Top Projects. Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

Energy & Environmental.

Halmar’s experience embodies a wide range of government facilities, security, power generating, transmission and distribution plants, wastewater treatment plants and other mission critical facilities requiring the highest levels of Quality Assurance & Control.

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DEC Shaft 4 Reconstruction.

This Department of Environmental Conservation project is a key component of the Catskill/Delaware water system which supplies 90% of New York City’s water.  Shaft 4’s intricate excavation and pipe laying will improve and update subsurface structures. The project included extensive environmental planning and design, regulatory compliance in one of the most regulated watersheds in the U.S. The project entailed multiple shut-downs of the Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts requiring extensive coordination with DEP Agencies BEDC and BWS, as well as subcontractors.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Power Generation.

Halmar’s out of the box energy solution to Brooklyn’s reinvigorated neighborhoods and rapidly growing population will deliver 79.9 megawatts of additional power without the enormous expense and long lead times required to build conventional power plants. This barge-mounted power generating facility can be quickly brought on line to provide much needed additional power at peak demand times.

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PATH FEMA Flood Prevention.

This Emergency project consisted of installing flood barrier wall and associated flood prevention measures at the Harrison Car Maintenance Facility (HCMF), Substation 8 (Sub 8), and installing flood mitigating barriers at several PATH facilities in New Jersey. Halmar self-performed all excavation, concrete work, sealing of existing precast barrier, and bin block placement at HCMF and Sub 8. At PATH facilities, Halmar performed work to support and install the flood barriers, including minor demolition, concrete, and structural-steel work. Halmar also had the task of scheduling shift work to not impact the parking conditions at HCMF, and at the Hoboken Station to not impact the busy pedestrian traffic in the stairways.

Industrial, Institutional and Commercial.

Halmar’s private sector projects include state of the art manufacturing facilities for sensitive electronic components, the first Class-1 Clean Room built in the US, a molecular biology lab, pharmaceutical plants, assembly plants, warehouses and distribution centers, foundations and concrete work, and commercial high rise office space, including Halmar’s return to the World Trade Center to build the foundation and superstructure for Tower No. 2.

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World Trade Center –
Tower 2.

Halmar was selected by Silverstein Properties to construction the foundations and superstructure for Tower No. 2. Halmar performed over $100 million of work in the shadow of the Freedom Tower. Work included controlled blasting and rock demolition methods in a highly sensitive environment. Halmar introduced value engineering by substituting high strength steel in lieu of normal rebar.  The project also incorporated blast-proof measures in columns and floor slabs.

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610 Lexington Avenue Foundation.

In addition to excavation of soil and rock, including rock blasting, Halmar was called in to build the bulkheads for temporary and permanent support of excavations. Sheeting, bracing, and underpinning was developed to prevent displacement of adjacent ground and prevented loss of support to buildings, utilities, sidewalks and streets.   Additional work included site drainage and dewatering, and vibration monitoring. “Innovative methods were utilized, including use of rock anchors, saving several million dollars”- Turner Construction

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IBM Headquarters and Semiconductor Facility.

Halmar performed numerous projects for IBM headquarters, including work on the first Class-1 clean room in the U.S. and IBM’s Semiconductor Facility.

Design-Build.

Halmar International has the expertise and experience on over a billion dollars worth of design-build work. By maximizing opportunities for innovation, cost savings and schedule reduction, we’ve managed our design-build projects to success for our clients. So it’s with good reason that New York City Transit and New York City Department of Transportation chose Halmar to build their first design-build projects.  We know what it takes to achieve successful design-build projects.

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LIRR Third Track Expansion Project.

Halmar is part of a joint venture awarded the Design and Construction of the LIRR Third Track Expansion Project extending approximately 9.8 miles from the Village of Floral Park to the Hamlet of Hicksville. The Work includes the design and construction of the following major components:
• Installation of 10 miles of additional track to complete a continuous third Main Line track from Floral Park Station to Hicksville;
• Elimination of seven existing grade crossings to provide grade separated crossings or full closures to vehicular traffic Including the construction of six railroad bridges, four roadway bridges, retaining walls, asphalt paving, curbs, sidewalks, drainage and utilities;
• Replacement and or modification of eight existing railroad bridges to accommodate the new mainline third track;
• Construction of retaining walls and sound attenuation barriers along the LIRR Project Corridor;
• Replacement and or modifications to seven passenger rail stations including platforms, station access, passenger shelters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enhancements, and parking modifications including new parking facilities;
• Construction and or modifications to railroad infrastructure including signal systems, substations, drainage, interlockings, crossovers, sidings, track bed, traction power systems, communications and signals;
• Utility relocations, including electric, signal, communications, gas, water, sewer, and storm sewer systems;
• Construction of five parking garages

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NYSDOT Kew Gardens Interchange Infrastructure and Operational Improvement Project Grand Central Parkway, Design-Build Project.

Halmar was awarded this challenging Design-Build Kew Gardens interchange project which is being undertaken to improve numerous operational deficiencies and improve traffic flow through this congested, high-volume interchange in Queens, NY. Work includes the realignment and reconstruction of the mainline Grand Central Parkway;realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Grand Central to Jackie Robinson Parkway,Union Turnpike and Van Wyck Expressway; realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Jackie Robinson to Grand Central;realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramps from the Van Wyck to Jackie Robinson and Grand Central;and realignment and reconstruction of the connecting ramp from Union Turnpike to Grand Central. Work also includes construction of a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians, structural steel, concrete, water main work, ITS and street lighting, landscaping, and overhead sign structures.

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WMATA D-B Potomac Yards Station, Alexandria, VA.

The new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Potomac Yard Metrorail station will be built on WMATA’s Yellow and Blue Lines between the existing Braddock Road and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations in Alexandria, Virginia. The location of the station will provide walkable access to regional transportation systems for the Potomac Yard Area. This area is one of the most significant redevelopment opportunities for Alexandria, with the potential to achieve the vision for an urban mix of uses near transit and is expected to generate billions of dollars in new private sector investment over the long term, and eventually support 26,000 new jobs and 13,000 new residents.
WMATA awarded the Design-Build contract to Potomac Yard Constructors, a Joint Venture of Halmar International and Schiavone Construction. The Joint Venture has also teamed up with ARUP as the Designer of Record and Mass Electric for the electrical, power, and communication portions of the Project.
The Project is three and a half years long with the first year primarily for design and the last two and half years for construction. The approximate 100,000 square foot project includes several components including a Metrorail station with two 800 foot long platforms, an entry pavilion at the Potomac Yard Area, 200 foot pedestrian/bicycle bridge spanning the CSX and WMATA rail tracks, a 200 foot pedestrian bridge to the North Pavilion, a 350 foot Pedestrian Bridge to the possible future Glebe Pavilion, an entry pavilion, a landscaped approach to the Potomac Greens neighborhood, power upgrades at 6 other stations, a new AC switchgear room, and re-alignment of the Metrorail tracks through the new station.
The Station, pavilions, platform, and bridge piers will be constructed on a combination of consolidated soil and piles. The substructure will consist of cast in place concrete, clad in natural stone. The platform, station, pavilion will transition into an open-air steel frame structure with exterior louvers and transparent glass panels. A transparent glass and zinc coated, curved standing seamed metal roof will complete the structures. The inside of the station and pavilion will provide access to the mezzanine and Pedestrian Bridge via stairs, elevators, and escalators. The pedestrian bridges will continue with the open-air design, using a steel truss design, cast in place walkway, steel mesh enclosure, and the zinc coated, curved standing seam metal roof.

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Yankee Stadium Station.

This Department of Environmental Conservation project is a key component of the Catskill/Delaware water system which supplies 90% of New York City’s water.  Shaft 4’s intricate excavation and pipe laying will improve and update subsurface structures. The project included extensive environmental planning and design, regulatory compliance in one of the most regulated watersheds in the U.S. The project entailed multiple shut-downs of the Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts requiring extensive coordination with DEP Agencies BEDC and BWS, as well as subcontractors.

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South Ferry Terminal Box Construction.

This 100 plus year old terminal is used by more than 6 million people each year, including commuter transfers from the Staten Island Ferry terminal and tourists visiting Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

As part of the joint venture, the improvements in this design-build project included longer platforms, a mezzanine, and new approach tunnel. Construction entailed complex underpinning of the existing subway lines while mining under active rail lines, installation of secant and h-piles, lagging support, roadway decking, controlled drill and blast operations, utility relocations, and support of historical artifacts.

A section of historic Dutch-fort stone wall, discovered during the site’s 2005 excavation, was reassembled as part of the tile wall at the station’s south mezzanine. The team maintained transit operations during construction. Work was performed within a congested urban environment and coordinated with Lower Manhattan traffic
and activities.

Work performed for this contract by Halmar International Staff as Granite Halmar employees.

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Region 8 Bundled Bridges.

On April 1, 2016, Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders adopted the largest multi-year State Transportation Plan ever approved in New York.

In part, the new State Transportation Plan provides unprecedented support for local governments to maintain and improve roads and bridges. As part of this plan, groups of bridges were bundled into project packages. Halmar was awarded low bidder of the Region 8 Bridges for Dutchess and Columbia Counties. The work envisioned for this project will include six full bridge replacements which will include demolition of the existing structures and complete construction of the replacement bridges. Highway work for the full replacement bridges will include approach work to tie into the new structures.

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