Lincoln Tunnel Bus Ramps – Manhattan, NY
This project involved the rehabilitation of the Lincoln Tunnel Bus Ramps into the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The project included replacement of the existing concrete decks and major architectural upgrades. Phased construction, safety and attention to details collaborated with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey kept the biggest bus station in the United States and the busiest in the world by traffic volume in service in order to keep the 7,000 buses and approximately 55 million riders a year satisfied.
This project included the demolition of the existing bridges and concrete decks, while replacing exposed areas with precast concrete slabs. Special weekend operations were needed to install each custom built precast slab, so traffic could flow on Monday morning. The project included removal of asbestos insulation and lead based paint. Additionally, mechanical work included the removal and replacement of a snow melting system throughout all the elevated ramps over 9th Avenue. Electrical work included removal and replacement of all street lighting and the installation of a new architectural accent lighting system for the 3 bridges spanning 9th Avenue. Architectural work included the installation of stainless steel platform enclosures around the bridges, and remodeling the bus terminal façade with titanium cladding and granite panels. In addition, a new stainless steel marquee and canopy were installed completing the updated look.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal remained open at all times.