Haugland Group

Project Overview

This project performed work on NYSDOT contract D263860, Walt Whitman Road over I-495 Bridge Replacement and Widening in the Town of Huntington. This project included substructure repair and replacement, and demolition of the existing bridge structure to make way for a widened bridge with an additional turn and through lane.  The team performed and oversaw the steel erection, pile driving, concrete placement, asphalt paving, utility relocation, directional drilling and new drainage system installation.


Grace Industries LLC, Haugland Energy Group LLC, Eastern Utilities Services LLC

Construction Duration:

2020 - 2022
ETEC Ground Level

Scope of Work

The scope of work included constructing a new, wider bridge structure to accommodate sidewalks and shoulders on both sides, along with adding additional travel lanes. The construction of a new center concrete solid stem pier and embedding hot coils in the bridge deck. This project also included modifications to the existing I-495 North and South service roads, consisting of pavement widening to provide an additional turn lane and an additional through lane. 

The Challenges


Several innovations were utilized during Stage One construction, including a method of heating and curing on the bridge deck during the winter season by embedding heating coils in the bridge deck to radiate heat. Traditional heating and curing methods used during the winter season require a temporary structure to be built, enclosing the work area so that the surrounding air can be heated. This method can prove to be inefficient as much of the needed heat can escape through the thin enclosure walls. In addition to increasing process efficiency, the cost of this innovative method was a fraction of traditional methods and it decreased energy usage.


Work Zone Traffic Control was a critical aspect of the project as Walt Whitman Road is a heavily traveled roadway by both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which was maintained at all times. In order to achieve this, lane closures along with staged construction were utilized. Stage Two construction included three weeks of full nighttime closures on I-495 to allow for the safe erection of steel girders and the final restoration of pavement.

How Haugland Goup Used New Tech for Efficiency

New technology was implemented when Haugland utilized barges to carry steel girder beams for the project into New York through Inwood Material Terminal, lowering the use of traditional trucking transportation, and ultimately reducing emissions in the heavily trafficked area.

Want to Learn More About Haugland Group?

Established in 1999, Haugland Group LLC is an infrastructure services holding company with subsidiaries and affiliates that provide a wide range of energy and civil infrastructure services. Our team brings decades of experience in the fields of engineering, design/build, project management, project finance and development. An extensive bonding capacity allows Haugland Group companies to manage projects of any size.
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