DEA Selected for Route 9A
NYSDOT recently selected the Joint Venture of
STV / URS with DEA as subconsultant, to provide
construction management, project administration, project
controls and project coordination for the Route 9A Lower
Manhattan Reconstruction Program. DEA’s activities will
focus on ITS and operations.
The project will consist of three or more large, complex
construction contracts for the reconstruction of Route 9A
within the corridor from W. 59th Street to the
FDR Drive at Catherine Street.
These contracts will include major highway
reconstruction, complex utility relocations, ITS,
security systems, extensive MP&T, coordinated
construction scheduling and staging (with other agencies /
entities doing construction in Lower Manhattan),
monitoring of contract environmental protection measures,
and a number of other complex features. In addition, the
construction projects may also include an 1100 to 1500 ft.
cut and cover tunnel (within the area from Vesey St. to
Albany St.), and a large pedestrian concourse tunnel
structure located transverse to and below the Route 9A
tunnel between the World Financial Center and World Trade
As described in the report, Redevelopment
Alternatives, NYSDOT has identified 4 basic Route 9A
options: 1) at grade reconstruction, 2) lowered roadway
with a 450 foot wide pedestrian deck, 3) short (1100 ft.)
bypass tunnel, and 4) long (3400 ft) bypass tunnel. In the
preparation of the DSEIS, alternatives have been narrowed
down to: 1) no action, 2) at grade and 3) short bypass.
DEA / PB Joint Venture Selected for Westchester ATMS
recently selected the joint venture of DEA and Parsons
Brinckerhoff to provide scoping, preliminary and final
design services for the installation of communications
and Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) in
New York. Corridors
Hutchinson River Parkway
Cross County Parkway
Saw Mill River Parkway
Sprain Brook Parkway
roadways form an interconnected network of heavily
traveled corridors in the critical southern portion of New
York State Department of Transportation Region 8. Commuter
flows are heaviest during morning and evening peak
periods, and the ATIS will help by monitoring the highway
and allowing observation of the highway.
The communications system will allow collected data
to be brought to the
where the Department will communicate incident information
to travelers, aiding in the flow of travel in the Region.
The project objectives are to deploy necessary roadway
devices (detection, CCTV, variable message signs, fiber
communications equipment and the like) for data collection
design will cover installation of communications,
intelligent transportation systems and equipment on
approximately 70 miles of highway in NYSDOT Region 8
including major feeder routes.
outputs include an Expanded Project Proposal (EPP), a
Design Report, and individual PS&E packages, one for
each of the above corridors.
Contents will specify the nature, size and position
of ATIS equipment, fiber optic cables, and other required
communications hardware, firmware and software.
on the team include Dewkett Engineering, P.C., Amy S.
Greene Environmental Consultants, Inc., and S. Y. Kim Land
cost is estimated at $ 50.0 M.
County Award to DEA
of Hubbell, Roth & Clark and DEA
was selected to design an Advanced
Traffic Management System for
is a rapidly growing area northeast of
with a quarter
The Road Commission of Macomb County (RCMC)
constructs, operates and maintains 2,942 lane miles of
county, primary and local roads as well as 756 bridges and
drain structures. It
also maintains more than 1,500 miles of road with more
than 800 traffic signals and 60,000 signs.
workscope includes preparation of a Concept
of Operations, an ITS Master Plan and a Communication
and final design of a Traffic
is also included.
Eastern Queens ATMS
Design Awarded to DEA
DEA has been awarded a contract to
provide engineering services to NYSDOT for the
implementation of an Advanced Traffic Management System
(ATMS) for highways in Queens County, New York City. The
Services to be provided include Expanded Project
Proposal (EPP) development, Preliminary Design and PS&E
The ATMS will be capable of
surveillance, full-scale incident management, route
diversion, traveler information and traffic management.
The Eastern Queens sub-regional ATMS is a
critical part of the overall regional ATMS operation,
since it integrates the operation of all roadway
networks in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Long Island.
Operate the Interim Operations Center
for Boston Central Artery / Tunnel (CA/T)
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority recently awarded DEA a contract to Operate the Interim
Operations Center (IOC) for the Boston Central Artery /
Tunnel (CA/T) Project.
The IOC is a 24/7 communications facility
that supports CA/T Project construction and mitigation
efforts. The IOC manages the Project Emergency
notification system, and maintains continuous monitoring
and contact with public emergency services.
PB / DEA Designated to Operate JTOC
New York State DOT recently announced
that the team of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Dunn
Engineering Associates (along with Eng Wong Taub &
Associates and the Sam Schwartz Company) was designated
to operate the Joint Traffic Operations Center in Long
Island City. The PB / DEA team took over
operations in January, 2004.
JTOC currently controls or will control the 5 Advanced Traffic Management Systems
(ATMS) of Northern Manhattan / Bronx; Western Queens;
Eastern Queens; Brooklyn; and Staten Island.
It is planned to expand the current center to
accommodate these systems, currently scheduled to be
completed by 2006. This new facility will be known as
the JTMC or Joint Traffic Management Center.
Managing Travel for Planned Special Events
The Federal Highway Administration awarded a contract to DEA and Iteris Corporation, to
develop National Highway Institute Course No. 133099,
Managing Travel for Planned Special Events. This course
will provide practitioners with a working knowledge of
techniques and strategies to successfully: (1) plan for
and operate a particular planned special event or (2)
manage all planned special events in a region.
Practitioners will gain an understanding of the
collective tasks facing multidisciplinary and
inter-jurisdictional planned special event stakeholder
groups charged with developing and implementing
solutions to acute and system-wide impacts on travel
during a special event.
Course sessions will identify potential tasks and
stakeholder activities conducted within individual
planned special event management phases. The course will
promote the Managing Travel for Planned Special Events
handbook prepared by DEA and guide participants on how
to apply its key concepts. The Managing Travel for
Events handbook can be accessed via the following
Technical Guidance on Alternate Route
and Plan Development
DEA, working in association with
SAIC, received a task order Development
of Technical Guidance on Alternate Route Plans and Plan
Development. The objective is to identify
both the recommended process and contents for an
alternate route plan and its constituent routes. DEA
will lead a group of consultants, including TransCore,
Street Smarts, The Louis Berger Group, and Woodward
Communications, in the preparation of a comprehensive
technical reference that details a standard procedure
alternate route plans and the routes they contain.
The forthcoming technical reference will
identify and recommend successful policies, guidelines,
and procedures for use in alternate route selection and
plan development. This includes summarizing criteria for
deployment of alternate route plans under specific
situations and resources used in plan deployment and
diversion route operation. The technical reference will
distinguish between the needs and requirements of
regional and local jurisdictions encompassing a range of
area types, including rural, urban, and metropolitan.