RTA CEMETERIES TRANSIT CENTER PROJECT
About this Project
Client: NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Project Type: HEAVY CIVIL
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration, commissioned the development of the new Cemeteries Transit Center. This project created safer conditions for pedestrians and drivers, while improving connectivity between transfers for transit riders. The new Cemeteries Transit Center, originally planned to take place over 18 months, was constructed from start to finish in just four months.
The project was constructed directly adjacent to historic cemeteries and structures and is located on top of a mass burial site. On several occasions, phases of the project had to come to a standstill, as remains were encountered during excavation, which required assessment and, at times, relocation. Still, throughout all these constraints, the project was completed within the tight four-month window.
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Avondale Marine Project
Boh Bros. assisted Avondale Marine in rebuilding Dock No. 2 so that Host can use the dock’s existing pile–supported ship ways to construct a suspended roadway. Once operational, trucks will be able to carry heavy loads from dock to land, and vice versa, as the roadway will have a 100-ton capacity.
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The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC) sought to improve the safety of the 23.83 mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridges by adding shoulders and emergency pullover areas on both spans. The GNOEC chose a Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) delivery method for a solution to meet their stated goals.
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Boh Bros. traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to work as the paving contractor on Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s $64 million rehabilitation effort. Boh Bros.’ scope included nearly $16 million in concrete paving and involved both the replacement of the North Runway and sections of Taxiway B.