KEw Gardens InterchangE, Queens
New York State Dept. Of Transportation
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Concrete Sampling & Testing
Soils Sampling & Testing
Concrete Reinforcement Inspections
Photo Credit: Amaracon Testing & Inspections
The Kew Gardens Interchange is the complex intersection of the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway, the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Union Turnpike, serving nearly 600,000 vehicles daily. The project includes a number of operational improvements to enhance safety and improve traffic flow with contracts worth almost $700 million.
Phase III, currently underway, is replacing the existing deteriorated two-lane Van Wyck Expressway southbound viaduct over the Grand Central Parkway with a continuous three-lane viaduct and constructing new exits to the westbound Union Turnpike and the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The three lanes from the Van Wyck Expressway will also merge with two lanes from the Grand Central Parkway over a longer distance.
*Project description taken from NYSOT project page.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT PHOTOS