PROJECT Arthur Sheridan Expressway
Highways and Bridges
Arthur Sheridan Expressway (I-895) Enhancement Best-Value (NYSDOT)
The Arthur Sheridan Expressway Enhancement Project transformed a highspeed interstate into a local 30 mph urban boulevard with pedestrian friendly intersections, sidewalks, and improved public access to NYC parks, all in a fifteen-month duration.
The expressway rehabilitation and enhancement was performed while maintaining existing traffic and utilities on the Sheridan Expressway. Traffic on the neighboring Bruckner Expressway, I-95 Cross Bronx Expressway, and local roads was not impacted during the construction. Multiple work shifts, multiples stages, and weekend work was required to maintain the project schedule and to maintain traffic through work zones. Intersections were constructed, bus stops were relocated, and new drainage systems and utilities installed all while maintaining service. The project upgraded NYC park lands with the new Overlook Plaza with landscaping and streetscape features. The new Sheridan Boulevard and sidewalks are now lined with new trees and shrubs softening the roadway appearance while providing green space and sustainable landscape features. A significant portion of the project was built on NYC Department of Parks and Recreation property, including a new steel tied arch pedestrian bridge over the Bronx River linking the community along the new Sheridan Boulevard with the Greenway along the Bronx River. The new bridge spans 175 feet, which provides safe access to NYC Starlight Park. This project was executed sensitively in a dense urban environment, included extensive partnering with NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NYCDPR, NYCDEP, Con Edison, the community, and all stakeholders to accomplish the work in a compressed schedule.
Yonkers received an incentive bonus for competing the original contract scope 30 days ahead of schedule.