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The MTA makes plans to repair and improve the upper deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with waterproofing, implementing a new steel orthotropic deck and more. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in in New York City connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.


Seal Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/11/2013 -- As announced by bizjournal earlier this month, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) has decided to start a five year replacement project to resurface and waterproof the upper deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island and Brooklyn. The contract was awarded to Tutor Perini Construction Company for $235 million dollars. The repair process will include such fixes as “the replacement of the existing concrete-filled steel grid deck at the upper level with a new steel orthotropic deck.”

The entire four-five year period will undertake four different stages all of which include implementing a bridge barrier, incorporating a bridge water drainage system, the installation of new finger joints, and new sign structures. Additionally Tutor Perini will incorporate orthotropic deck waterproofing, asphalt overlay (rosphalt) as well as the fixing of the upper and lower deck roadway lighting.

The project is expected to begin in early 2013 with final completion anticipated by the end of 2017.

The MTA’s The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded construction company Tutor Perini Corp. a five-year, $235 million contract to replace the upper level deck at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The company is contracted to begin in early 2013 and continue through 2017. MTA announces that in addition to the previously stated repairs, there are plans to construct the "first reversible high occupancy vehicle lane that will connect with other HOV lanes on either side of the bridge."

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