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AtkinsRéalis Will Design New York Broadway Junction Complex Improvements

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of AtkinsRéalis

MONTREAL – Professional services and project management company AtkinsRéalis Group Inc. will work for Design-Builder ECCO III Enterprises Inc. ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. was awarded a 44-month contract to design and build disability access upgrades to the MTA Broadway Junction Complex.

The upgrades will help improve efficiency and bring the Complex to ADA-compliance. According to the release, the Broadway Junction transfer station sees 100,000 passengers come through, and the design upgrades will work to enhance those passengers with disabilities. The design service includes the addition of seven elevators to three subway stations and the replacement of three escalators. As well, crews will add new ADA-compliant staircases and walkways along with “improved lighting, wayfinding signage, a passenger transfer bridge between a subway station and bus station and a pedestrian bridge enabling transitions between two subway stations above surface street traffic.” There will also be upgrades made to communications and mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing systems.

AtkinsRéalis will work to inventory existing facilities, utilities and foundations by direct field investigations along with LIDAR. The company says 3D models will be developed to allow for virtual walkthroughs. These will also facilitate “detailed interdisciplinary coordination.” This will help to inform maintenance, protect traffic planning and identify any design challenges, according to AtkinsRéalis. 

AtkinsRéalis President and CEO, Ian L. Edwards, said, “We are honored to have been selected to be part of the MTA’s efforts to modernize its century-old system to meet the accessibility needs of all its users. . . Out multi-disciplined design team has the technical excellence combined with the community centric approach required to complete this vital and transformative project.”

“We have a tremendous opportunity to create significant benefits to the community by enhancing the public transit experience. . . By focusing on quality, safety, and improved constructability, we’ll achieve efficiency in our design to streamline construction, reduce impacts to MTA’s customers and seamlessly navigate the complexities of this unique project,” said Steve Morriss, President, U.S., Latin America, and Minerals & Metals, AtkinsRéalis.

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