ENR New York is happy to announce that Judlau Contracting Inc., a member of OHL North America, is 2019's Regional Contractor of the Year.

We will profile Judlau in the July 8, 2019, issue of ENR New York. (Time's almost up to submit to the New York Regional Top Contractors survey; click here to participate.)

You might best know the firm because it's on the team doing a $477 million rehabilitation on the Canarsie Tunnel, commonly called the L-train subway tunnel, which addresses saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy. But Judlau had other notable accomplishments in 2018, culminating in regional revenue that grew 20% to $484.96 million from $405.54 million in 2017.

The firm was awarded a $253 million project to replace the roadway deck in suspended spans at the Throngs Neck Bridge, which was its largest project started in 2018 and includes: replacement of an existing concrete-filled grid deck with an orthotropic steel deck within the suspended spans; installation of new median and side barriers throughout its suspended spans; installation of new fire standpipes between the TNB Bronx abutment and the Queens anchorage; and installation of new roadway lighting within the TNB suspended spans and Queens approach.

Judlau's other notable wins in 2018 include a $101.4 million contract from the NYC Dept. of Transportation to rehab the Riverside Drive Viaduct; and a $124.9 million contract related to the Enhanced Stations Initiative, which aims to make subway and train stations more accessible.

Its largest regional project completed in 2018 was the Queens Midtown Tunnel Rehabilitation project — experience that will surely come in handy while it works on the L-train tunnel.