Monday, November 30, 2015

Skanska committed to US strategy despite recent 'turbulence'

Construction Dive: "Skanska’s U.S. construction operations has "hit turbulence," Bloomberg said, as the company posted a $74 million write-down in the third quarter of 2015 due to productivity issues and client design changes to large projects. Problem projects included the Apple "spaceship" campus in Cupertino CA, the Boston Green Line rail extension and the Bayonne Bridge renovation."

Port Authority Releases Proposed 2016 Budgets For Public Review

Bergen Dispatch: "Major investments include the upgrade and modernization of our airports, tunnels, bridges and terminals, including: the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B; continued planning and design of a replacement of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A; the Goethals and Bayonne Bridge projects; access improvements to the Lincoln Tunnel; rehabilitation of the George Washington Bridge; and continued improvements in the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) as well as planning for its long term replacement. Funds also are included for redevelopment of Greenville Yard to support a new ship-to-rail facility.  Improvements to PATH include implementation of positive train controls, modernization of the Harrison Station and completion of the World Trade Center PATH Station and the transportation hub."

Why is truck traffic up? Port handled record number of containers "If drivers have noticed more container trucks on the road lately, it may be because 2015 is on pace to break record for the number of containers shipped into and out of the Port of New York and New Jersey."

Sunday, November 29, 2015

N.J. ports juggle rising workload with logistical problems "The pressure could increase next year with the expansion of the Panama Canal to allow larger ships to pass through it, which is set to be completed in April. That is expected to bring more business to the New Jersey ports. But port users expect the impact to be muted at first because only one of New Jersey’s four terminals — Global Container Terminal in Bayonne — is accessible to large ships, until the Bayonne Bridge is raised, at present expected in late 2017."

NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing

Washington Times: "It’s a supply chain fraught with the potential for disruption, particularly in the sprawling ports that hug Newark Bay just east of the New Jersey Turnpike - an aging complex where weather, labor issues and even computer problems have caused significant delays in recent years. But other factors embedded in the process itself are a concern as the ports prepare to begin accepting larger ships when work to raise New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge is finished in two years."

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Staten Island artist to document the New York Wheel's rise in drawings "I go to the Staten Island Museum and see this wonderful piece that he's done," Marin said. The piece, "Along the Arthur Kill," provides a panoramic view from the Bayonne Bridge."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

'Seen' it to believe it: Staten Island's beauty inspires fine art "Among ambitious 21st-century Island vistas, few embrace as big as Morgan Taylor's "Staten Island, the Bayonne Bridge and New Jersey from Red Hook. For all its reach, 85 percent of the canvas is sky.

The North and East Shore sections of the Island tend to hog all the attention. Bill Murphy, who has enjoyed a four-decade career on the Island, headed west towards the Bayonne Bridge for "Along the Arthur Kill," a large detailed, watercolor."

New bridge, toll plaza, and rail facility to launch Bayonne into new era

Hudson Reporter: "What do the $1.3 billion reconstruction of a bridge, a $310 million renovation of a highway toll plaza, and the $56 million building of a major ship-to-rail facility next to a container port mean for the city of Bayonne?

Short-term pain and long-term gain, according to city officials and the agencies involved with the three projects."

Container shipping lines seek solace in greater scale "The need to raise the Bayonne Bridge highlights how container shipping lines are betting on scale to solve their deep-rooted problems — partly by investing in bigger vessels and, in some cases, by embarking on mergers."

Bayonne bridge construction: Port Authority, city officials issue Nov. 24 updates "The Bayonne Bridge will be open from Wednesday, November 25, through Sunday, November 29. There will be no closures during any of those days."

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to close for weekend

Hudson Reporter: "The Bayonne Bridge will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, and reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, to accommodate ongoing construction work on the “Raise the Roadway” project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Raising The Bayonne Bridge

SDC Photography: "The Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project which is currently undergoing in order to raise the bridge to attract larger container ships, has been delayed for another year. The delays put the completion date now for 2017."

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to close for most of weekend

Hudson Reporter: "The bridge will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday."

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bayonne officials say motorists can now access Avenue A from Route 440 "Previously, drivers were forced to do a U-turn at Fifth Street due to the ongoing construction on the Bayonne Bridge, city spokesman Joe Ryan said. Since the new traffic pattern was implemented on Monday, motorists driving southbound on Route 440 have been able to proceed directly to the Avenue A exit ramp, he said."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bayonne Bridge will be closed during overnight hours this weekend "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, and 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday due to ongoing construction work, the Port Authority announced."