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Monday, March 12, 2018

$3.1 Million Roosevelt Island Helix Ramp Repairs Project Starts Today With Outer Lane Demolition - Traffic Limited To One Lane During 4 Month Project, Oversized Vehicles Must Coordinate Access 48 Hours In Advance With PSD Says RIOC

The $3.1 million Roosevelt Island Bridge Helix ramp repairs project begins today.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) issued this travel advisory yesterday:
Helix Ramp repairs begin Mon. 3/12. Traffic will be limited to one lane during the four-month project. All oversized/large vehicles’ access to the island MUST be coordinated at least 48 hours prior to the requested date for delivery, with the RI Public Safety Department (PSD); 212.832.4545.
RIOC President Susan Rosenthal reported in her March 9 Community Report:
The first phase of construction of Helix Ramp repairs is a demolition.

On Monday March 12, the contractor will start the demolition of the outer lane. Signs and traffic lights have been installed earlier this week to help manage traffic slow. Please note all over-size delivery vehicles, and their business destinations, must coordinate with the Public Service Department at 212.832.4545 at least 48 hours prior to delivery date.
RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson adds:
... The Helix repair job - which includes waterproofing, concreate patch infill, rebar splicing, road resurfacing and railing replacements - is being completed by Specialty Construction Systems Inc., a structural engineering firm based in Mount Vernon, N.Y. and is the same firm that is contracted to resume and complete the Roosevelt Island Tram platform repairs this spring....