Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Credit: Getty Images)
The clock is ticking on the city being able to employ a project delivery system that could cut costs from planned repairs to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Earlier this month, the state Legislature ultimately declined to expand design-build authority to all state agencies. Gov. Cuomo had proposed the expansion — leaving out city agencies — as part of New York s $163 billion budget. With the $1.7 billion in repairs planned for a section of the BQE on their minds, lawmakers are now pushing to enable the city to use design-build in certain cases.
Sen. Martin Golden introduced a bill on April 10 that would excl上海龙凤论坛sh1f usively allow a design-build contract for the BQE, Crain s reported. In March, Bronx state Assembly member Michael Benedetto i爱上海同城对对碰 ntroduced a bill that would authorize certain city agencies to use design-build.
But Albany will have to act before the end of the legislative session in June if the BQE is to benefit from the streamlined bidding process. The city s Department of Transportation has already started looking at design teams.
Design-build differs from the traditional design-bid-build model in that the constr爱上海同城论坛 uction and design teams submit one contract. The delivery system is often touted as a money and time saver and is being used on the new Tappan Zee Bridge and the redevelopment of the Javits Center. [Crain s] — Kathryn Brenzel
Tags: Architecture and Design, brooklyn queens expressway, Development, infrastructure
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