CCA Civil, a company of China Construction America, is the “apparent low bidder” for the Dept. of Transportation's (NJDOT) northbound deck replacement of the Pulaski Skyway, says Joe Dee, an NJDOT spokesman. Bids are as yet still under review, however, Dee says.
The other seven bidders on the project are Schiavone Construction Co. LLC; Conti Enterprises Inc.; Yonkers Contracting Co.; a joint venture of E.E. Cruz and Tully Construction; DeFoe Corp.; a joint venture of Ferreira and Tutor Perini; and Kiska Construction Inc.
The, 80-year-old, 18,480-ft elevated highway connects Newark and Jersey City, and serves as an express link to and from New York’s Holland Tunnel. The deck rehabilitation is needed to meet current safety requirements and demands, NJDOT says.
Throughout the course of the project, which is expected to begin in July, the skyway's northbound lanes will be closed and a shield installed around the entire structure until the work is completed, CCA Civil says. “There needs to be a minimal impact on the estimated 67,000 vehicles that use the bridge daily,” CCA Civil says. Completion is slated for February 2015, CCA Civil says.
The skyway is one of several bridges in the tristate region slated for an upgrade, including the five-year, $235.7-million upper deck replacement of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. Tutor Perini Civil, New Rochelle, N.Y., is scheduled to begin roadway construction on this bridge in 2014.