OREGON HILL ROAD BRIDGE OVER BIG BROOK (BIN 3349520)
COUNTY BRIDGE ON TOWN ROAD - TOWN OF LISLE, COUNTY OF BROOME
DPW PROJECT NO. BR-1101
This construction project consists of replacing County Bridge # 3349520 over Big Brook located on Oregon Hill Road (Town of Lisle Road). The bridge being replaced has an approximate built date of 1936 and is currently posted for 15 Tons. The new bridge will contain Prestressed Concrete Box Beam Units and superstructure slab with integral wearing surface as the new superstructure, and will be placed on new reinforced concrete abutments. The project will require the closure of the existing bridge and road at the project site location so that the bridge replacement work can be done. A detour of approximately 8 miles utilizing local roads will be necessary for the duration of the construction project. Project construction work is anticipated to be done during the 2017 construction season. This project is being funded in part by BRIDGE-NY program funds secured by Broome County DPW Engineering Division staff.
SOLAR CITY – SOLAR ARRAY PROJECT
TOWN OF CONKLIN, COUNTY OF BROOME
Broome County and Solar City are working on a project in the Broome Corporate Park to construct two side by side solar array sites capable of generating approximately 5-megawatts of solar energy. Construction of this project began in 2016, and when brought on-line later in 2017 this site will be the largest single location solar array in New York State. This array will decrease Broome County’s electrical utility costs over the next 20 years while showing our commitment to green energy.
EAST MAINE ROAD BRIDGE OVER TRIBUTARY NANTICOKE CREEK (BIN 3367110)
COUNTY ROAD # 45 - TOWN OF MAINE, COUNTY OF BROOME
The anticipated repair work will consist of reinforcing a structural plate arch bridge that was built in 1964. Reinforcement will consist of welding corrugated structural plate laps and associated work at locations that have deterioration at the bolted plate lap seams. There will be some new corrugated plate patches welded at some locations as determined by field investigation. Work is planned to be done during the 2017 construction season.
LEEKVILLE ROAD BRIDGE OVER E BRANCH NANTICOKE CREEK (BIN 3349580)
COUNTY BRIDGE ON A TOWN ROAD - TOWN OF NANTICOKE, COUNTY OF BROOME
The anticipated repair work will consist of making structural repairs to a structural plate arch culvert type bridge so that a NYSDOT Structural Flag can be addressed and removed. The work will consist of welding rebar and associated work at several crack locations at certain structural plate bolt connection locations. The work will be done during the 2017 construction season.
NORTH SANFORD ROAD BRIDGE OVER OQUAGA CREEK (BIN 3349630)
COUNTY ROAD # 241 - TOWN OF SANFORD, COUNTY OF BROOME
The scope of minor rehabilitation work to be completed at this location is under review and evaluation, and a determination will be made as to the extent of the repair work to be done once this evaluation has been completed. Work may include only deck repairs or replacement, but may also include substructure concrete work and stream channel repair as well. The design work will be done in 2017 and it is anticipated that the construction work could be done during the 2017 construction season.
COUNTY WATERSHED SEDIMENT CLEAN-OUT PROJECTS
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, COUNTY OF BROOME
Years of sediment build-up in the flood control structure impoundment areas, has created problems with the opening of pond drains throughout numerous Broome County Watersheds. Over the past few years, hydrographic surveys were performed on all Broome County owned and maintained watersheds. From these surveys, inspection and maintenance reports were generated, and a comprehensive priority chart was established for sediment clean-out of pond areas. From this list, one or two sites are dredged each year. This cycle was started in 2014 with currently 5 of 20 sites completed. We anticipate cleanout of Brandywine Creek Site 1 during the 2017 season.
JENNINGS CREEK SPUR ROAD CULVERT (CIN 63-0.06)
COUNTY ROAD 156 - TOWN OF LISLE, COUNTY OF BROOME
The anticipated work will consist of removing the current roadway overlay on an existing Jack Arch Culvert and installing a structural slab spanning the culvert opening above the old culvert superstructure. Reconstruction of the bridge seat and back wall area to accommodate the new reinforced concrete structural slab will be required. The County Highway Department may offer support in performing some project associated items of work to reduce project costs. It is anticipated that the road will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to complete the work. Work is planned to be done during the 2017 construction season.
FARM TO MARKET ROAD CULVERT (CIN 39-1.25)
COUNTY ROAD 49 – TOWN OF UNION, COUNTY OF BROOME
This project consists of the repair/relining of a corrugated steel culvert with a 72” span running approximately 213’ beneath Farm to Market Road located approximately 1.25 miles past the Hooper Road intersection. The culvert is currently showing signs of deterioration, and design is underway to determine the most feasible alternative to repair the culvert. Construction will take place during the 2017 construction season.
MIDDLE STELLA IRELAND ROAD EMBANKMENT REPAIRS
COUNTY ROAD 97 – TOWN OF UNION, COUNTY OF BROOME
After the flooding of September 2011, a long and steep road embankment area of Middle Stella Ireland Road adjacent to Little Choconut Creek began to fail because of stream erosion and bank undercutting. At that time, Broome County did not have adequate right-of-way in place for FEMA to fund appropriate repairs. The current project involves the design and construction of a retaining system for this road embankment area including purchase of appropriate right-of-way and/or easements to be able to own and maintain this roadway embankment and retaining system. The goal of this project is to protect the roadway slope form additional erosion and/or failure, and to halt the stream meandering that is impacting the surrounding home owners. Construction is anticipated to take place during the 2017 season.
NANTICOKE CREEK SITE 9A – WATERSHED COMPLIANCE REPAIRS
TOWN OF LISLE, COUNTY OF BROOME
Nanticoke Creek Site 9A is a flood control dam that was constructed in 1969. This is one of eight flood control structures designed by NRCS for the Nanticoke Creek watershed. This watershed area drains approximately 3.26 square miles, which consists primarily of forest and meadows. The dam is a homogeneous earth embankment structure with a height of 37-feet. The dam embankment crest is 14-feet wide and 355-feet long, and the structure is classified as a small-size, Class “C” high hazard dam. Site 9A was designed to limit the 100-yr storm pool elevation to the elevation of the emergency spillway crest. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations stipulate that a Class “C” structure needs to be able to pass storm runoff flow from a certain storm event over its emergency spillway without overtopping the dam crest. Hydraulic assessments of this site have concluded the existing spillway is not capable of meeting this requirement. The purpose of this project is to address this deficiency, and to examine protecting the dam spillway from potential erosion failure during storm flows. Study, design and permitting for this project will occur in 2017, with construction of this upgrade scheduled for 2018.
UPPER LISLE ROAD BRIDGE OVER OTSELIC RIVER (BIN 3349680)
COUNTY ROAD 152 – TOWN OF TRIANGLE, COUNTY OF BROOME
DPW PROJECT NO. BR-1701
This bridge, constructed in 1902, is a single span, single lane, 182-foot long truss bridge crossing the Otselic River at the north end of Whitney Point Reservoir. Because of its location, this bridge is frequently flooded and often completed submerged when severe storms back up stormwater in the reservoir. Because of this, replacement of this bridge under current day standards would be difficult if not impossible. For this reason, it is important to Broome County that this structure be maintained in its current condition. This project consists of maintenance, including cleaning, repairing and repainting the bridge structure, to halt further deterioration of the bridge truss and floor system members. The bridge is currently posted at 3-tons, and although the proposed work will not eliminate this current posting, it will prevent further deterioration. Additional work anticipated as part of this project includes repointing the abutments, minor steel repairs and repair to the approach railings. This project is being funded in part by federal transportation funds secured by Broome County DPW Engineering Division staff. This project will be in design during the 2017 season, and construction will take place in 2018.
OLD ROUTE 17 TRUSS BRIDGE OVER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER (BIN 3349960)
COUNTY ROAD 28 – TOWN OF WINDSOR, COUNTY OF BROOME
DPW PROJECT NO. BR-1702
This bridge, carrying Old Route 17 over the Susquehanna River in the Village of Windsor, is a 3-span, 623-foot long truss bridge. The bridge was originally constructed in 1935 and is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Over the past several years, inspections carried out by the New York State Department of Transportation have identified several elements of the bridge that are beginning to show deterioration and wear resulting from a failing paint system. The proposed project is a maintenance project funded in part with federal transportation funds secured by Broome County DPW Engineering Division staff. Anticipated work will include cleaning and painting of the steel truss, and several small steel and deck repairs. The vintage appearance of the bridge will be maintained as part of this project, and with this maintenance work, this bridge should easily remain in service well after its 100th birthday. Design will take place in years 2017 and 2018 with construction scheduled for the year 2019.
JUNEBERRY ROAD BRIDGE OVER BIG CHOCONUT CREEK (BIN3349940)
COUNTY BRIDGE ON A TOWN ROAD – TOWN OF VESTAL, COUNTY OF BROOME
DPW PROJECT NO. BR-1703
This bridge is a single-span, multi-girder structure on gravity abutments built in 1962 and is regularly submerged during flood events. Recent inspections performed by the New York State Department of Transportation have resulting in a sufficiency rating of 53.5 (out of 100), and have identified web buckling, and frozen/corroded bearings as issues with this structure. A study conducted by the Broome County Planning Department in May 2016 entitled “County Watershed Flood Hazard Mitigation Study” identified replacement of this bridge as the #1 priority for providing broader benefits for flood hazard mitigation. The proposed project is to raise and reconstruct Juneberry Road bridge in its existing location in order to: (1) address structural deficiencies and deterioration, and (2) to increase the hydraulic capacity to mitigate flood issues related to an inadequate waterway opening. This project is being funded in part by BRIDGE-NY program funds secured by Broome County DPW Engineering Division staff. Design will take place in 2017, with construction anticipated for 2018.