The City of Buffalo is connected to Niagra Falls, the Niagra River, and Lake Erie in both proximity and economic impact. Tourists and locals alike flock to see these spectacular bodies of water throughout the year. It's more than likely that I-90 is used to visit these wonderful New York landmarks by those frequenting them. And after years of wear and tear, it was time to rehabilitate one of Buffalo's most important highways in a number of ways.
Urban will provide key members in a large inspection staff as required to inspect the project area and to observe that all construction, materials, and equipment are in compliance with the Contract Documents. Inspections will involve aspects, directly or indirectly associated with the project. This project work includes, but is not limited to the following: Full depth shoulder widening with slope flattening and earthwork, Crack and Seat with concrete pavement and asphalt pavement overlay, drainage extensions, Fiber Optic relocation, guild rail and Right of Way fence installation, and pavement markings. This project also includes Concrete Bridge Deck overlay and substructure repairs to 18 Mile Creek and Big Sisters Creek Bridges. Urban will monitor the contractor’s progress schedules and provide assistance and recommendations to the contractor for controlling progress.
It is anticipated that a portion of work will be performed during night time operations utilizing overnight lane closures. It will also include the construction of crossovers at various locations within the project work limits to ensure traffic is uninterrupted by construction and work can be done in a safe manner.
Maintaining traffic while constructing through major highways also presents unique traffic control challenges that are appropriate to the experience of the Urban staff, as they have demonstrated in the management of previous major interstate highway construction projects.