Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway

Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway, one of the top scenic roadways in the U.S., takes visitors to the mountain's peak and 360-degree views of the Adirondack Park stretching into Vermont and Canada. Rifenburg Construction made this historic roadway accessible and functional, while retaining its unique significance. Rifenburg reconstructed the eight-mile highway (with an 8-10 percent grade) and selectively removed trees while protecting rare specimens. The project included replacement of culverts, pipe lining, ditch cleaning, repair and restoration of historic quarry stone walls, and installation of a new water supply line between the pump station and the top of the mountain.

Watertown International Airport

This project represented an opportunity to be part of an exciting expansion for Watertown International Airport. The plans included a brand new taxiway and a 1,000 foot extension of the runway. Successful completion required 75K yards of excavation, 40K yards of P209 subbase, and extensive drainage.

NYS Thruway Exits 23 & 24

Rifenburg had to reconstruct the NYS thruway between exits 23 and 24 in Albany to increase traffic capacity. With a massive scope and quantities that speak volumes, it’s no surprise it was the largest in the history of the Albany Division of the NYS Thruway. Along with a great scope came a high profile. The roughly eight-mile project also involved a lot of preparation, which, along with drainage improvements, took up the first of its three designated years.

Round Lake Bypass

The charming village of Round Lake, NY in Saratoga County suffers from heavy truck and other traffic off Exit 11 of the Adirondack Northway. With the anticipated opening of Luther Forest Technology Campus in the Town of Malta, the volume of traffic is certain to become even more pronounced. The Round Lake Bypass project is designed to alleviate these problems.

Massena Land Port of Entry

The Massena Land Port of Entry is a high-volume, frequently used port. During our almost three-year involvement, intricate scheduling, careful phasing, and ongoing communication between the Rifenburg crew, General Services Administration, Customs and Border Patrol, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority permitted major updates to the facility while allowing the port to maintain daily operations and traffic flow.

Luther Forest Technology Campus

Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC) is being designed as an innovative environment in a forest setting for semiconductor and other high-technology companies. Our role involved clearing and grubbing 110 acres; moving 600,000 cubic yards of dirt; putting in a subbase for 5.5 miles of internal campus roads; installing 13,000 feet of a 30" water main within the campus; and constructing four large three-sided box structures for stream protection.

Lake George Beach Road

Million Dollar Beach is the largest, most well-attended public beach in Lake George, with the only free public boat launch in the lake's southern basin. This Rifenburg Construction contract upgraded the site’s existing amenities, including rehabilitation of parking lot areas and public facilities. Entry control booths were created for 22,000 square yards of renovated parking areas, outlined with 7,800 linear feet of granite curbing and a roundabout intersection for peak traffic flows. Rifenburg replaced an old single lane boat launch with a new double-lane boat launch including floating docks to provide enhanced public access. A new boat wash station, built with 2,900-square-feet of precast porous concrete panels, was constructed to satisfy environmental requirements.

Interstate 88 Colesville

This two-phase project consisted of rehabilitation of four miles of a major highway and included repair to both eastbound (Phase 1) and westbound (Phase 2) lanes. The original concrete highway had to be cracked before any new asphalt courses could be applied. We also rehabilitated the shoulders and performed bridge repair.

Exit 12 Roundabouts

This ambitious undertaking included a total of five roundabouts, three at Exit 12 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87), north of Albany, NY, and two at Routes 9 and 67. With an aggressive schedule, the project was completed a year ahead of schedule, resulting in a smooth flow of traffic through this increasingly busy suburban area.

Elmira State Route 17

A multi-faceted, major renovation project in Elmira, NY, this job showcased our team’s ability to coordinate resources and to foresee and plan for potential obstacles. The first facet of the project involved the full reconstruction of an eight-mile stretch of a well-traveled interstate, using new concrete pavement. Parallel to this interstate is a five-mile stretch of county road, which we were tasked with reconstructing with asphalt pavement. The final piece of this job included the installation of a new bridge and a new exit. With six miles of pipe required and 1.4 million cubic yards of dirt to be moved, our crews were kept busy all summer long.