Nicholson and Menard Wrap Up Work on NYC's Harlem River Drive

June 18, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh-based ground improvement specialists Menard Group USA recently wrapped up work with sister company Nicholson Construction on New York City’s Harlem River Drive project.

The overall project, which started in 2016, was designed to improve the traffic flow coming off of Harlem River Drive. This includes a dedicated left lane exit for Second Avenue and barriers between the sidewalk and road to protect pedestrians from high speed traffic flow.

Menard was awarded the ground improvement contract to support the bridge approaches for the busy, four-lane highway. Working with sister company Nicholson Construction on the design (along with GEI Consultants), Menard installed close to 700 Controlled Modulus Column (CMC) rigid inclusions to prepare the soil for the approaches.

“This was our first time working on a public New York City project, which is significant for us,” said Mike Shedlosky, Project Manager, Menard Group USA. “Even though we encountered many challenges, in the end we produced a quality product, and everyone was happy with the results.”

Menard’s most notable, recent work in New York has been at La Guardia International Airport.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.