Berry Bits: Kosciuszko Bridge opening 4 years early -
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Originally published in the June 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

Berry Bits: Kosciuszko Bridge opening 4 years early

Governor Andrew Cuomo surprisingly announced that the second span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge will open this September, which would be 4 years ahead of schedule. To top it off, the cost of the bridge is within its projected budget. The accelerated schedule was thanks to using a process known as design-build. In design-build, the designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the state's schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation. There will be 9 car lanes: 5 Queens-bound, 4 Brooklyn-bound and a 20-foot-wide bikeway and walkway on the Brooklyn-bound span. JPCA President Tony Nunziato has been a member of the Kosciuszko Bridge Committee since its inception and is looking forward to the ribbon cutting on the second span.

June 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

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