FAQs

What is the project about?

The existing Goethals Bridge, originally designed for narrower vehicles and local traffic movements, has become increasingly deficient in accommodating the markets it now serves. As early as the mid-1980s, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (the Authority) recognized that the bridge had become functionally obsolete. In addition, deteriorated traffic conditions and relatively higher accident levels on the bridge were attributed to ever-increasing traffic volumes, including truck traffic. In response to these conditions, the Authority undertook a screening analysis of potential alternative improvements for the Staten Island Bridges, and carried out environmental review. The Authority intends to replace the existing Goethals Bridge as part of its efforts to improve regional mobility and to address the needs identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

When will the project start?

The project is anticipated to start in January 2014.

How can my company become DBE-certified?

Please visit How to Qualify as a DBE for information from certifying agencies on the DBE-certification process.

How will I know whether there are work opportunities for my firm?

The next step after becoming DBE-certified is for your firm to be registered on our database of interested firms. To register, please:

Periodic announcements will be issued by email and media releases as the work moves forward, and registered firms will be contacted by email.

In addition, the KWM team will announce dates for DBE outreach events, and firms will be encouraged to attend to meet the team and discuss future work opportunities.

Does my firm need to be certified with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey?

No. Your firm can be certified as a DBE with any of the agencies listed in How to Qualify as a DBE

What is an “AJV”?
AJV stands for “A Joint Venture”, representing the Management and Construction team made up of the following three companies:

  • Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Weeks Marine, Inc.
  • Massman Construction Co.

For more information, please visit Project Team.