BL Companies was retained to prepare contract documents to complete various repairs to existing bridges throughout the State under the Bridge Preservation Program for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). The project included replacement of expansion joints on 28 bridges in three separate construction contracts. The project also included repairs to steel girders, bearing replacements, painting ends of steel beams and miscellaneous repairs to 49 bridges in four separate construction contracts.
Screening for listed threatened, endangered or special concern species was completed and coordinated with CT DEP in order to identify and mitigate potential impacts to any listed species.
The design work included structural design of the repairs to the bridges as well as traffic engineering for maintenance and protection of traffic and review of each project for determination of required permits and regulatory approvals. This work was completed on a fast track basis and within five months of receiving notice to proceed. Seven separate construction / bid documents were prepared for the structures included in this program based upon the locations within the respective ConnDOT Districts.