New Roadway Design
Route 13: a New Connector Road
For this Locally Administered Federal Aid (LAFA) project, Erdman Anthony provided preliminary and final design services, as well as construction support and inspection, to construct a new three-quarter-mile-long roadway segment between NYS Route 13 and Old Ithaca Road. The new roadway, which includes a bridge over Newtown Creek, provides improved access and connectivity from NY Route 17 and NY Route 13 to the Center at Horseheads, a 500-acre industrial park located at the western terminus of the project. The project also included major improvements to Old Ithaca Road, with new curbing, pavement reconstruction, a closed drainage system, and utility improvements. A railroad crossing at Wygant Road was also improved as part of the work.
Key elements investigated and designed during the preliminary and final engineering phases included roadway geometry, bridge construction, floodplain analysis, drainage impacts, levee construction, two at-grade intersections, and design approval document preparation.
Erdman Anthony designed two modern roundabouts at the new at-grade intersections to improve safety and eliminate the need for traffic signals and/or left-turn lanes. Levee improvements were necessary to certify the levee adjacent to Newtown Creek. Erdman Anthony also prepared a design report/environmental assessment and assisted with a community/public participation program for the project. The scope also entailed improvements to half a mile of adjacent roads.
2024 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Gold Award
Category H: Transportation