The US’s largest airport system was overwhelmed with customers.
As part of this vital transportation hub in the Greater New York City area, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) sought to reduce congestion in its A and B terminals and increase ease of access for incoming travelers. To accomplish this, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) planned a major reconstruction effort for these airport terminals, which would include the complete reconstruction of many of the terminal’s features to accommodate greater traffic and alleviate congestion.
Conti reconstructed the roadway for each terminal including a two-lane bridge leading into the Central Terminal, which effectively increased traffic flow. In addition, Conti constructed an architectural steel and glass pedestrian walkway canopy, as well as multiple toll plazas. The team performed the work in carefully planned stages to minimize inconvenience to the public during the construction phase. Conti also installed and relocated numerous utilities, including a 36-inch saltwater line, a 24-inch storm water force main, and a 12-inch water line. The team utilized a state-of-the-art steel fabrication shop to manufacture steel for the 50,000 square foot canopy structure.
In the days following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Conti worked with the Port Authority to quickly lock down the airport and maintain security measures, such as erecting traffic barriers and requiring ID badges at all times at the airport.
Conti completed this project safely and on time while working on an active airport and overcoming delays from the September 11 attacks.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey