August 17, 2017

Interchange and Bridge Improved

Paired with joint venture partner Barletta Heavy Division of Boston, and working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DOT, the team will conclude the four-year, $200M “Interchange Improvements, I-95/Rte 79/Rte 138” project in Fall River this July. Work included repairing and painting the Braga Bridge, which crosses the Taunton River above popular Battleship Cove. Thirteen bridges were demolished, seven new bridges were built, two historic stone bridges were rehabilitated, and prodigious amounts of excavation, asphalt, steel and concrete were required. This design/build project is ending on schedule.

Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2 In partnership with Tutor Perini, who will lead the project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Joint Venture will extend the subway 2.6 miles through Beverly Hills to Century City, including two new underground stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Constellation/Avenue of the Stars. It will provide a high- capacity, high-speed, dependable transit alternative to and from L.A.’s Westside. Substantial completion of the $1.377B contract is expected in 2025.

Route 175 Bridge Replacement  As general contractor, O&G has begun a $4.9M project to replace a bridge over AMTRAK lines  in Newington. Prefabricated bridge units, 105 feet long, will be built near the existing structure. Working around the clock over two weekends to minimize inconvenience to motorists, O&G will remove the existing bridge and install the new units, changing one lane at a time. The project will conclude in October 2017.

Ledyard Middle School This $29.6M addition and renovate-as-new project covers the construction of a 36,000SF classroom addition, renovation of 45,000SF including gymnasium, classrooms, kitchen and auditorium, and the demolition of 24,000SF to create additional parking. New site utilities and parking areas are included. Through extensive summer work and use of the new addition for swing space, normal school operations will not be impacted. Construction is scheduled to conclude in April of 2019. The project architect is Silver/Petrucelli + Associates.

Gallup Hill Elementary School In another addition and renovate-as-new project in Ledyard, O&G is at Gallup Hill building a two-story, 30,500SF addition with classrooms, kitchen, cafeteria and media center. A 44,500SF renovation will address classrooms, library, boiler room, gymnasium and two new elevators. New site utilities and parking areas are included. Work will utilize summer months and swing space to minimize impact on normal school operations and conclude in April of 2019. The project is valued at $23.6M. Silver/Petrucelli + Associates is the Project Architect.

William Johnston Middle School O&G is construction manager for this additions and renovations project for the Town of Colchester. The first phase calls for a 74,000SF addition, with renovations to various areas of the existing school. The second, final phase consists of the abatement and demolition of most of the remaining school, as well as select renovations that total 55,000SF. The project is scheduled to finish in December of 2018. The project architect is Tecton Architects.

O&G SPECIAL PROJECTS GROUP: Cohen Ice Skating Rink & Fountain Located in the 28-acre Mill River Park in Stamford, this new, 9,100 SF outdoor skating rink will feature removable curbing and railing to permit its transformation into a fountain during warmer months. The project also involves significant site work and a new access road. Work will run from this July to April of 2018. O&G Special Projects is the construction manager. The owner is the Mill River Park Collaborative.

O&G SPECIAL PROJECTS GROUP:   Trap  Falls Water  Treatment  Plant Filter Rehabilitation   This ten-month project for Aquarion Water Company in Shelton calls for the rehabilitation and upgrade of six water filtration tanks with new valves and appurtenances, as well as the repair of existing concrete and the replacement of a blower unit and filter beds. Work, valued at $2.4M, will begin this summer and be completed in May of 2018. O&G Special Projects is the general contractor. Tighe & Bond is the project engineer.