GSA Completes Six Sustainable Paving Projects at Land Ports of Entry in New York State Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Projects Will Benefit New York Businesses, Local Economy
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has completed six paving projects at land ports of entry in New York state, all using GSA’s new environmentally-preferred asphalt specification. The ports are located at Champlain, Chateaugay, Fort Covington, Massena, Mooers, and Overton Corners. GSA awarded this $5.7 million contract on April 14, 2022, to Action Facilities Management, a women-owned small business firm.
This work repaired and resurfaced roughly 1 million square feet of asphalt pavement using GSA’s new environmentally preferred asphalt specification. GSA’s work at these six ports will improve the travel experience for nearly 5 million travelers annually, including nearly 2.5 million passenger cars, buses and commercial vehicles. Businesses in upstate New York, and throughout the United States, will benefit from faster crossing times facilitated by these improved roadways.
“Completing these projects is another step forward in making our land ports more efficient, effective, sustainable, and secure,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “With billions of dollars in goods and services crossing our borders each day, America’s busy land ports — like those in New York — are critical to our economy, to supply chains, and to creating good-paying jobs.”
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is paving the way for a more efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly land ports across New York,” said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer. “These projects to upgrade our ports of entry will ensure goods can keep flowing to and from Americans across the country, and make it easier for travelers from our great neighbor to the north to visit all that New York has to offer. I applaud the U.S. General Services Administration for their hard work in completing these projects, and doing so to a higher environmental standard.”
“Repairing a port’s roadway is key to ensuring the efficient operation of the land port,” said the Northeast and Caribbean Region Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner, Michael Gelber. “These investments strengthen the livability and vitality of communities, advance state and local community development goals, and create additional opportunities for local businesses.”
Overall, the legislation will invest more than $40 million* in land port of entry projects in New York. Additional projects that are moving forward under the BIL in New York State are construction and modernization projects at Rouses Point and Trout River, including the nearly $2 million contract awarded on August 11, for Trout River architecture and engineering services awarded to Davis Brody Bond, Spacesmith JV, a New York business.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a total of $3.4 billion for GSA to build and modernize land ports of entry on the country’s northern and southern borders. The investments will improve commerce and trade, create good-paying construction jobs, and incorporate new and innovative sustainability features.
*Note: Estimated project costs are planning estimates and subject to change due to time and market conditions.
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