Southtowns Connector

Reconstruction and Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation on Rte 5 and Fuhrmann Blvd
Project Owner

New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Completion Year


Contract Value


Project Overview

Major reconstruction of Route 5

Union Concrete completed a major reconstruction of Route 5. The site was in an area closely surrounded by the waterfront and wetlands on one side, and the Buffalo River and commercial establishments on the other. During the course of the project, Union Concrete successfully dealt with numerous major design changes to accommodate more structures and architectural features. It started as a design-bid-build, but morphed into a design-build type project with NYSDOT due to the significant changes driven by the community’s input. Several temporary and permanent retaining walls were constructed. The ever evolving project initiated an accelerated schedule to meet the previously established time frame. In order to accomplish this, Union Concrete worked directly with the Design Engineers to fast track the process.

Project Stats

479,135 CY of Excavation
447,708 CY of Embankment
61,515 SF of Temporary/ Permanent Retaining and GRSS Walls
project highlights

Key project highlights preformed.

There was a total of 47 Change Orders at completion.
Community Outreach
Locals were able to participate in the “re-design” at an event hosted by NYSDOT at the Tifft Nature Preserve, practically on-site.
Hard As A Rock
Located just north of the old Bethlehem Steel site, excavation proved difficult at times due to the amount of slag incurred.

Let's get to work.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.