“The implementation of cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway is a tremendous benefit to the more than 267 million motorists that travel the roadway each year who will no longer need to wait in line at the toll booth or slow down for the E-ZPass lane,” said Rob Cartwright, Senior Principal at Stantec. “As part of the design-build team helping to deliver this complex project, we’re proud to play a role in designing enhancements that will improve traffic, boost safety, and modernize the state’s roadways for the future of mobility.”
Stantec and KC Engineering served as the lead designers for the design-build team, supporting Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC — a consortium of heavy civil contractors including A. Servidone, Inc./B. Anthony Construction Corp., JV, Rifenburg Construction, Inc., and Economy Paving Co., Inc.
“KC Engineering is thrilled to work with longtime partners Stantec, Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC, and NYSTA on this critical, complex, and unique infrastructure design-build project,” said Raj Ravilla, President at KC Engineering. “As Quality Manager for the project, I am so pleased with the project’s execution by our dedicated team and look forward to the full completion of this exceptional project.”
“Cashless tolling across the New York State Thruway has been discussed for years,” said Mark Servidone on behalf of Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC. “We are thrilled to see this project reach operational status, on schedule amid COVID-19, nonetheless. Keeping New York moving will be critical to the economic recovery, and we are proud to be part of this.”
When fully implemented, the more than 267 million motorists that use the Thruway each year will enjoy hassle-free travel. In addition to the strategic placement of sensor-mounted gantries, the project involves the removal of toll plazas and reduction of the paved areas leading into and out of the plazas, including pavement repairs, positive separation of traffic flow, and elimination of conflicting traffic moves. While the new system is now operational, this removal and modification work will continue into 2021.
Stantec has also been involved in numerous design projects for the New York State Thruway Authority, including the “Last Mile” of the I-95 Reconstruction Project that improved safety along a critical section of the New York to Connecticut roadway, as well as several bridge and highway surface rehabilitations and replacements.