2002 – ACPA National Award for Excellence in Concrete Pavement
2002 Gold Winner-Divided Highways Urban – Traffic Management Category
Project: Rehabilitation of the Long Island Expressway (Route I-495) form Queens Midtown Viaduct to College Point Blvd in the City of New York
Contractor: Surianello General Concrete Contractors Inc
Owner: New York State Department of Transportation-Region 11
Engineer: LIRO –Kassner, Inc. Flushing NY
Traffic management was a primary concern when construction began on the 5th busiest highway in the country in 2000. With traffic volumes of 680,000 vehicles per day, work zone restrictions required that the window of placing the concrete pavement had to occur between the hours of 11 PM to 5 AM. Ultimately, due to work zone set up and take down, Surianello actually had on average less than 5 hours per evening to perform work. To further complicate the work zone availabilities, another condition was that work could not begin until one hour had passed from either the last out of a NY Mets game or the last volley of a US Open match had passed. Perseverance was the name used most often when describing working with these types of traffic restrictions. This project also occurred during the middle of our nation’s greatest homeland attack. This project was completed without a lost time accident and six months ahead of schedule.
2002 Silver Winner-Divided Highways Urban
Prior to Surianello becoming involved with this project in the spring of 2001, slip forming concrete pavement within the five boroughs of New York had never been accomplished. The project scope included approximately 43,000 CY (140,000 SY) of 11 inch jointed unreinforced concrete pavement. On average, within the five hour window, Surianello was able to place over 2000 LF of roadway per evening.