032217 Dinner Meeting - I-95 Reconstruction in Stamford - (postponed from 3/15/17)
Date: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM



Sponsor: Fairfield County Branch of CSCE

Topic: Replacement of MNRR Bridge over Atlantic Street – Phase 1 Stamford, Connecticut

Speakers: Joseph Kidd, P.E. of Siefert Associates, LLC, and Raymond Engen of Yonkers Contracting Company 

This presentation will provide a project overview with the solutions developed to overcome the many challenges encountered to construct the project without interrupting I95 traffic or Metro North railroad. Utilizing creative construction staging and innovative temporary excavation support systems, Yonkers Contracting Corp. with Siefert Associates, LLC developed a safe efficient method for excavation and construction of the off ramp and installation of a new utility corridor by jacking three 60" diameter pipes beneath the heavily traveled railroad.  

This fast-tracked project is the critical first phase of the Replacement and Widening of the Metro North Bridge over Atlantic Ave in Stamford; Phase 2 will constructed utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques. Phase 1 involves reconfiguration of I95 Exit 8 off ramp, moving it much closer to the highway and relocation of utilities to allow for increased vertical clearance under Atlantic Avenue. 

Joseph Kidd, P.E., is a Senior Project Engineer with Siefert Associates, LLC, in Naugatuck, CT where he is involved with construction and geotechnical engineering on projects in the CT and metro-NY areas. Notable projects include Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel, Tappan Zee Bridge, Reconstruction of I-84 Waterbury, The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and the New Britain Hartford Busway.

Raymond Engen is currently a Project Superintendent with Yonkers Contracting Company, working on the Stamford Exit 8 project. Ray has substantial experience with deep foundations and support of excavation work. Notable projects include Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel, New Rochelle Waste Water Treatment Plant, World Trade Center in NY, Ridge Hill Development in Yonkers NY, Tampa I-4 Widening, Electric Boat Graving Docks in Groton, CT, Hartford Convention Center & Delta Terminal "A" at Boston's Logan Airport.

Location:  Local Kitchen and Beer Bar in Fairfield, 85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

Site Tour: There will be a tour of the site prior to the meeting that will run for approximately 1 hour. If you would like to go on the site tour, please note that on the registration page for the meeting and meet at the project office, which is located at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, at 3:30 p.m. 

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM Social Hour, 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner (Buffet), 7:30 PM Program

Registration Fees:

CSCE Members: $40

Unemployed CSCE Members: Free

Full-Time Students: $10

ASCE Members who are not CSCE Members: $45

Non-Members: $50

Reservations received and accepted after midnight on March 8th, will incur a $10 additional fee. Payment is required with registration unless other arrangements are made. CSCE cannot give refunds after the final dinner order has been placed.

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