State awards contract for Tappan Zee Bridge redecking project, part II
Tutor Perini Corp. has been awarded a $148.8 million contract, the state Thruway?Authority announced today. The joint venture of Perini Corp. and Tutor-Saliba Corp. submitted the low bid among six contractors. The high bid was $226.2 million.
The bulk of the project will focus on the redecking of the three center lanes of the 54-year-old bridge. The work will start next year and take place overnight. More than 700 deck panels will be replaced and the project will be completed in the winter of 2012.
This year, the contractor will upgrade the bridge’s safety railings to make them harder to climb.
When completed, approximately 96 percent of the original deck will have been replaced since the bridge opened in 1955.
File photo by staff photographer Seth Harrison.