NY Gateway Connections Improvement Project

A Best Value contract designed as a 4-Phase/15 Stage job requiring coordination with NYSDOT, NYSTA, Peace Bridge Authority, NYSOPRHP, CSXT, City of Buffalo, NITTEC, Navy Operational Support Center, D’Youville College and Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy as well as community businesses and residents
Project Owner

New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT)

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Project Overview

A High Priority Project of the NYS Governor’s Office

Located on I-190, from Porter Ave to the Peace Bridge, Union Concrete completed this complex project within compressed workzones under an aggressive schedule.  Let with a Drivers’ First incentive, the work was planned and performed in a manor to mitigate impact on the traveling patron, enhancing flow of traffic. Traffic modifications also allowed for the removal of Baird Dr through Front Park, reducing park traffic and restoring greenspace to the Parks system.

Project Stats

47,527 SF of Temporary and Permanent Retaining and GRSS Walls
10,454 LF of Piling
8,511 CY of Structural Concrete
project highlights

Key project highlights preformed.

Porter Avenue
Staged bridge reconstruction and establishment of new roundabout and other key features creating a boulevard-style appeal
I-190 Niagara St Off-Ramp Tunnel
Staged construction of a tunnel built to house traffic from exit 9 Niagara St
Ramp D
A new curved steel girder bridge, abutting the tunnel, was built for I-190NB access from the Plaza
Shoreline Trail & Pedestrian Bridge
New pedestrian bridge, overlook platform & elevated approach
Project Awards

Our commitment to quality and excellence recognized.

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