The New York City Department of Transportation this week announced a $900 million investment in updating more than 1,000 intersections across the five boroughs, including precast concrete specifications. The construction is part of a larger $1.5 billion project aimed at counting traffic and dangerous driving behaviors.
New York officials have stressed that installation speed and the ability to work year-round are priorities, leading to opportunities for precast concrete manufacturers.
“We’re implementing design-build for the first time in city infrastructure projects, we’re incorporating private utility work directly into our contracts so we have more control and fewer delays, and we’re using more precast concrete elements that let us continue work in the colder winter months,” New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Thomas Foley said. “We’ll continue to seek ways to build safe streets projects faster and more efficiently.”