Highway Engineering Department
With extensive experience in the scoping, planning, and executing routine and
complex transportation projects, we keep projects on
schedule, within budget, and have documented high customer
By understand the requirements of various agencies, we
know how to work with, gain concurrence, and obtain
approvals from regulatory agencies such as SHPO, the NYSDOT, Canal
Corp., NYSDEC, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as railroads.
We will not only navigate your projects through the rigorous requirements
needed to obtain federal reimbursement, we also concentrate on your local
concerns. We understand that you represent local taxpayers and constituents. We
will assist you with gaining public approvals, alleviating design and
construction concerns that the community may have, and incorporating their input
into the project. With our Village-friendly approach, abiding by federal
regulations does not mean being restricted.
Public Involvement: The key to success in
any public involvement program is to offer many ways for the public to interact
with the project team in a collaborative atmosphere. Along with open houses, and
information meetings, we find project websites and mailed newsletters to be very
useful tools for distributing information. Excellent ways to invite involvement
include planning charettes and creating business owners’ focus groups to address
their unique needs. We can also develop full PR campaigns.
Minimizing Construction Impacts:
Communication is the key to minimize inconveniences during construction.
Techniques we often recommend include:
- Distributing an area-wide information newsletter prior to construction
- Holding a construction-focused informational meeting prior to construction
to identify unique concerns and inform the public of what to expect and how to
contact our site representative
- Special contract provisions to limit the length, extent, or phasing of the
- Use incentive/disincentive clauses for contractor’s schedule and performance
- Incorporating special commercial destination signage during construction
We continuously communicate with you through biweekly progress reports. You
will be able to monitor project costs because we provide you with a running
project cost estimate. We create a team atmosphere where everyone works together
to achieve the same project objectives.