Location: Queens, NY
Client: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Hardesty & Hanover, as part of the LaGuardia Gateway Partners team, is working on the the $3.6 billion project includes the design and construction of new world-class facility at LaGuardia Airport. Construction of the project will be funded by a public-private partnership, with the private sector contributing more than $2 billion and the Port Authority contributing more than $1 billion to construct the airport and supporting infrastructure. LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private development team, will be responsible for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the new terminal.
H&H is responsible for the design of more than three miles of elevated and at-grade roadway to improve access to the newly reconstructed Central Terminal Building and adjacent terminals. The elevated structures include the 102nd Street Bridge and 94th Street Bridge local traffic access over the Grand Central Parkway, and two levels of elevated roadway leading to the new Central Terminal. Many of the structures will utilize continuous curved girders. Other infrastructure challenges include on-site stormwater drainage management, extensive utility coordination, embankment settlement, and tight vertical and horizontal clearances. Work also includes the design of associated retaining walls for the approaches connecting these retaining walls. The roadway infrastructure is slated to be complete in 2018.