Our civil and traffic design teams are currently engaged in engineering design and overseeing various subconsultants specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and landscape aspects for the rehabilitation of three local streets located in the Bronx, New York. Among these streets, Ely and Bruner Avenues, in particular, have experienced substantial settlement and subsidence issues due to prior construction practices and the presence of organic materials within the street subgrade.
The extent of settlement necessitated a comprehensive reconstruction of these streets, involving the replacement of subsurface soils and the provision of a suitable roadway base. It’s important to note that these streets play a crucial role in facilitating access to the MTA Gun Hill Bus Depot, where heavy bus traffic has further exacerbated settlement problems resulting from inadequate subsurface conditions. The deteriorating level of service on these streets has adversely affected vehicular traffic.
In response, our team has implemented design improvements to enhance the street geometry. Furthermore, we have outlined a sustainability plan aligned with the Envision framework, as endorsed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC). This plan addresses various facets of project construction and incorporates both short-term and long-term sustainability considerations.