If you’re a contractor with active Department of Transportation permits in New York City, a couple of recently-announced DOT initiatives may impact your projects through at least the end of 2022.
First, let’s take a look at the programs in question:
Better Barriers Pilot Program
Announced June 10, 2022, the Better Barriers Pilot Program will be testing new materials for more durable bike lane barriers.
Pilot materials will be placed at the following locations:
The barriers will be set up throughout the summer and will be tested throughout the fall and winter to test their durability in extreme weather conditions.
Better Buses Action Plan
In a June 17, 2022, press conference, the MTA and DOT announced aims to complete 150 miles of new and enhanced bus lanes and busways over the next four years, beginning with 20 miles in 2022 on the following corridors:
What This Means for Contractors
According to our experts, if a contractor has active DOT permits for a lane occupancy in the designated areas above, DOT will notify the contractor or the DOT Permit Filing representative that they are required to temporarily remove any and all construction equipment or material from the road (parking lane) until the enhancement work on their area has been completed.
This notification should occur a few weeks in advance of when they expect to be in the area, so contractors and filing representatives will have time to plan their work accordingly.
For assistance with your DOT permits, and with how to navigate the latest construction guidelines, please reach out to Outsource Consultants today.
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