County Executive Latimer Signs Nearly $53 Million Glen Island Bridge Bond Act

By JOHN JORDAN – March 2024

WHITE PLAINS—In his Seventh State of the County address on March 14, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the $52.8-million Glen Island Bridge construction Bond Act, which is among the most significant construction projects in Westchester County in the past decade.

Mr. Latimer said of the project: “Here in Westchester we support infrastructure, always, and we vote and enact legislation to support it.  We just don’t talk about it.”

He later added, “This project reflects the county’s dedication to addressing critical infrastructure needs. Additionally, the county has successfully finalized the Inter-Municipal Agreement between the county and the City of New Rochelle. Also, a notable aspect of the project is the incorporation of a Project Labor Agreement, showing our respect and commitment to fair pay for fair work.”

The Westchester County Department of Public Works has put out to bid the rehabilitation of the Glen Island Bridge in New Rochelle, NY. The bid on one of the most significant county capital projects in decades is due on April 10.

The Westchester County Department of Public Works posted a bid letting with a due date of April 10.

The Rehabilitation of Glen Island Approach Bridge over New Rochelle Harbor (BIN 3348880) contract has a bid estimate range of $42 million to $47 million.

The project description calls for work under the contract to consist of: “providing all labor, material and equipment required to erect a temporary bridge, work zone traffic control, temporary signals, temporary barriers and tie-in points. It includes the bridge rehabilitation work, which includes but is not limited to, removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck, sidewalks, floor beams, stringers, grid deck, bearings, barriers, fender system and railing. Steel strengthening repairs on the approach girders and concrete repairs on the plaza structure will be performed as will milling and replacement of the overlay at the plaza structure. The control house lower level, including restroom and kitchen facilities, will be reconfigured and the electrical components, including replacement submarine cable, warning/barrier gates, PLC cabinet, control desk, CCTV system, MCC, MDP and generator will be upgraded. Additionally, the bascule span mechanical components, including span locks, auxiliary drive machinery, operating machinery, trunnions, dewatering system and centering devices will be upgraded. The project will also include construction of a new sanitary sewer line from the control house to Harbor Lane and placement of new asphalt roadway surface, curbs, sidewalk and striping on at-grade approaches, as well as associated work for the project.”

The Westchester County Department of Public Works had scheduled a mandatory pre-bid inspection on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Glen Island Bridge in New Rochelle.

In another significant contract letting, the Westchester County DPW has put out to bid phase two of the Michaelian Office Building Parking Garage rehabilitation project in White Plains that has a bid estimate range of between $33 million to $35 million. The bid due date on the project is April 3. A mandatory pre-bid inspection was scheduled on March 12 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Entrance Gate. The project will also be performed under a PLA.

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