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Pulse   02/24/2014

New York

New York Aquarium is continuing to rebuild its interior, which Superstorm Sandy damaged in October 2012. Work is scheduled for completion by January 2016. The project is valued at $70 million. Turner Construction, New York, is the general contractor. The aquarium, which partially re-opened last spring, also just broke ground on its Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, a 57,000-sq-ft building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife including sharks, skates and rays. New York Aquarium, Attn: Dennis Either, Project Manager, 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, 11224. DR#12-00684908.

New York

New York City Dept. of Design and Construction has started post-Superstorm Sandy reconstruction of collapsed or otherwise defective storm, sanitary or combined vitrified-clay pipe sewers in various locations around Long Island City. The project is valued at $4 million. NYC Dept. of Design and Construction, Attn: Ben Perrone, Contact, 3030 Thomson Ave., FL 5, Long Island City, 11101. DR#13-00660501.

New York

The City of New York Dept. of Parks and Recreation has begun constructing "green streets" designed for capturing stormwater in Flushing, Queens. The project is valued at $3 million. City of New York Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Attn: Juan Alban, Project Manager, Olmsted Center, Bid Room 60, Flushing Meadows Park, Flushing, 11368. DR#13-00606046.

New Jersey

The City of Newark Dept. of Water and Sewer Utilities has started its post-Sandy brick-sewer rehabilitation program across Newark. Work includes in-place rehabilitation with cured-in-place pipe of approximately 6,841 linear ft of brick combined sanitary-storm sewers. The existing brick sewers are circular, oval, arched and egg-shaped and range from 36 in. high by 25 in. wide, to 100 in. high by 97 in. wide. Work also includes the repair of manholes and the repair and relocation of water mains as needed. The project is valued at between $1 million and $3 million. City of Newark Dept. of Water and Sewer Utilities, Attn: John George, Director, 920 Broad St., Newark, 07102. DR#14-00402231.

New Jersey

Morris County Park Commission has begun rehabilitating Leddell's Pond Dam, a 190-ft-long earthen embankment structure with a rubble-stone masonry wall along the downstream face that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Work includes the clearing and grubbing of trees and stumps within the project area; implementation of a temporary stream diversion plan as approved by the Morris County Soil Conservation District; excavation within the existing embankment section of the dam and placement of mass concrete to create a concrete core through the dam; and excavation and dismantling of an existing rubble-stone masonry wall, which will require implementation of the Archaeological Monitoring Plan as approved by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office. The project is valued at $994,000. Ron Jon Construction Corp., Kinnelon, is the general contractor on the project. Morris County Park Commission, Attn: Renee Klose, Director of Golf, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, 07960. DR#08-00842037.


New York

New York City School Construction Authority—Bidding and Prequalification is seeking bidders to rebuild the New York City Dept. of Education Bureau of Supplies facility in Long Island City damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Work includes interior space renovation; food elimination; climate control; heating plant upgrades; and electrical, plumbing systems, architectural and mechanical work. The project is valued at between $15 million and $20 million. Work is scheduled to begin in September. NYC School Construction Authority, Attn: Phillip J. Cappello, Contract Director, 3030 Thomson Ave., First Floor, Long Island City, 11101. DR#14-00415795.


New York

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. plans to rebuild three Superstorm Sandy-damaged substations—Riverdale, Tarrytown, and Harmon Yard—on the Hudson Line. The substations will incorporate conservative, safe elevations from flooding. Work, which is scheduled to begin this May, will include insulating cables. between feeders. The project is valued at between $10 million and $50 million. Metro North Commuter Railroad Co., Attn: Damon Chan, Contract Manager, 347 Madison Ave., FL 14, New York, 10017. DR#13-00634752.

New Jersey

The Borough of Mantoloking and Brick Township plan to build a steel sea wall that will be covered by sand and form the base of a makeshift dune system. The steel wall will extend 16 ft above the beach and reach 32 ft below ground to keep it firmly anchored. The project is valued at $25 million. Construction is scheduled to begin this March. Borough of Mantoloking, Attn: Irene Ryan, Borough Clerk, 202 Downer Ave., Mantoloking, 08738. DR#13-00617565.

Bid of the Week

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is seeking bidders to make repairs to the Queens Midtown Tunnel as part of its Sandy recovery efforts. Restoration work includes tunnel and ceiling repair and leak control; duct bank work; and repairs to the exhaust and fresh air duct concrete liner, ceiling hangers, roadway gutters, curbs and cathodic protection system. Work is scheduled to begin in August. The project is valued at between $10 million and $40 million. MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Attn: Victoria Warren, Contract Administrator, 2 Broadway, New York, 10004. DR#13-00575777.


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