Ammann & Whitney, a Louis Berger company, was recently selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), as a major partner with STV, to provide construction management and inspection services for the $200 million reconstruction of the Interstate 95 West River Bridge and Kimberly Avenue Interchange in New Haven, Conn. The project is the last of the major construction contracts that comprise the more than $1 billion I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.

aerial view of the I-95 West River Bridge and Kimberly Avenue Interchange
Aerial view of the I-95 West River Bridge and Kimberly Avenue Interchange

“The team’s selection on the project is a testament to the hard work of our staff and outstanding performance evaluations that the firm has received on its ongoing contract providing construction engineering and inspection services for the $370 million reconstruction of the nearby I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange,” said Neal Weitman, senior vice president of Ammann & Whitney’s construction services division.

The project begins 300 meters south of the West River Bridge and continues 1,500 meters to the north, where it abuts the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange project in New Haven. The reconstruction of the I-95 West River Bridge and Kimberly Avenue Interchange involves converting the existing modified cloverleaf interchange between I-95 and Kimberly Avenue/Ella Grasso Boulevard (Route 10) into a simple diamond interchange as well as widening I-95 in the construction area to accommodate vehicular traffic. The project will also require extending Ella Grasso Boulevard south of I-95 to intersect with Kimberly Avenue; constructing the West River Bridge; and demolishing the existing I-95 southbound ramp to Kimberly Avenue.

“This was a textbook win,” said Nick Ivanoff, president and CEO of Ammann & Whitney. “Neal Weitman put his team together almost a year ago. He developed a presentation and insisted the team rehearse like they were getting ready for a Broadway opening. All of these efforts culminated in our team being selected for this assignment.”

Ammann & Whitney will begin providing construction engineering and inspection services in October. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.