Salem Field, Fill Area Closure
Congregation Emanu-El City of NY
- Stone, Sand, Clean Fill
- Traffic Control Improvements and Landscaping
- Curb and Sidewalk
- Drilled Caissons
- Earth Retention Systems
This project was a NYSDEC illegal fill closure project and consisted of adding soldier piles and a concrete lagging retaining wall to contain the illegally dumped fill and prevent it from creeping on to public properties. The scope of work included drilling 30-inch drill shafts, 20 ft below grade and installing corrugated metal pipe as formwork for the concrete footings, then installing precast concrete panels for the retaining wall. Posillico then surrounded this concrete retaining wall with a secondary, more esthetic, masonry stone wall, for visual appeal. To finish the project, site restoration included landscaping, especially on the portion of the wall bordering the NYC park.
WHAT MADE THIS JOB COMPLEX
The biggest challenge during this project was logistics due to the location of the site: the portion alongside the Jackie Robinson off ramp required traffic control and management for safety; the portion alongside the NYC Park required pedestrian traffic control; and the work contracted required the removal of trees that then had to be replanted within the adjacent park. In addition, the Posillico team encountered large amounts of natural stone obstructions, which necessitated substituting tooling and using specialty drill heads.
HOW POSILLICO SOLVED IT
Posillico addressed these challenges by establishing a robust safety program which ensured the safety of workers along the parkway and pedestrians near the park, by using specific signage and lane delineators. Posillico used specialty equipment to address the natural stone encountered, and repurposed it within the landscaping, in addition to replanting trees in the park to replace those removed for site access.