HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES                                     

Founded as an earthwork contractor, Yonkers built many original segments of the highways within the tri-state region. Through the years, Yonkers has completed numerous highway and bridge rehabilitation and improvement projects – from full-depth pavement rehabilitations to interstate interchange reconstruction, highway realignments, and bridge reconstruction and replacements.

 Infrastructure improvements in the northeast requires handling high volumes of traffic within a dense and uniquely urban environment, particularly in NYC. These are challenges Yonkers has successfully handled using various combinations of complex staging schemes, work zone traffic control, movable barriers, and innovative construction methods.

Over the past decade, Yonkers has re-built a significant portion of the I-287 corridor through Westchester County including nineteen bridge structures, rehabilitated major bridges, installed orthotropic deck panels on long-span bridges, implemented the Thruway’s first highway speed EZ Pass lanes, and completed the first “sliding bridge” project for NYSDOT to replace two bridges on Interstate 84 to minimize impact and accelerate project delivery.



Yonkers has rehabilitated or reconstructed miles of highways and hundreds of bridge structures in the tri-state region. These have included rehabilitation work on high profile structures, such as the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Triborough, Tappan Zee and Williamsburg bridges; miles of elevated viaduct; simple bridge rehabilitations; and complex bridge replacements. Today, Yonkers is working on several exciting bridge and highway projects including I-84 in Connecticut and I-95 in Westchester & Bronx counties. Supporting these projects, Yonkers maintains asphalt paving equipment, seeking opportunities to keep the paving equipment mobile during the season on a broad variety of small and large projects, from parking lots to local streets to major highways.


I-287 Reconstruction Stage III

Originally built as the “Cross Westchester Expressway” in the 1950s, I-287 is an 11-mile segment in Westchester County that links the NE Thruway and the NYS Thruway and crosses the Hudson River over the Tappan Zee Bridge. YCC reconstructed 10 bridges, installed 11,000 feet of noise/retaining walls and new pavement, and placed 5 miles of concrete safety barrier. This $180 million project was completed early.

Harlem River Lift Span

The vertical lift bridge is a 77-foot-long, steel truss structure that sits 55 feet above the Harlem River and carries three lanes of traffic in each direction. The deck was replaced with orthotropic steel deck panels that were pre-fabricated overseas and shipped to a storage area. Panels were trucked to the bridge for nighttime installation using a specially-modified gantry crane, that facilitated work while the bridge remained open to traffic.

I-84 Bridges over Dingle Ridge Road

Two phases of NYCDOT’s rehabilitation efforts were performed by Yonkers. The entire west upper roadway was replaced under an accelerated program completed three months ahead of schedule. The second contract included rehabilitation of the west side tunnels and plaza.

I-87/I-287 (NYS Thruway Interchange 8) Reconstruction

With minimal impact on traffic Yonkers road and bridge crews performed rock blasting and earthwork, installed drilled-in caissons and constructed seven bridges, 25 lane miles of roadway, and 14 retaining walls measuring up to 50-feet in height and a half mile long.

Williamsburg Bridge

In four stages over 44 months, Yonkers reconstructed the north roadway, approach foundations, bikeways and footwalks. Orthotropic deck panels were installed using special gantry cranes. Complex staging and protection of traffic measures enabled construction to complete with minimal traffic impact.

Manhattan Bridge

Two phases of NYCDOT’s rehabilitation efforts were performed by Yonkers. The entire west upper roadway was replaced under an accelerated program completed three months ahead of schedule. The second contract included rehabilitation of the west side tunnels and plaza.


Tons of asphalt paving is placed by Yonkers’ crews along miles of roadways every year. Yonkers owns and operates a robust fleet of asphalt paving equipment used on pavement rehabilitation contracts throughout the tri-state area as well as supporting paving work on Yonkers’ large projects.





To the accolades and “good job” praises from members of the surrounding community, the Zerega and Buhre stations, on NYCT’s #6 line, were re-opened on Sunday evening. This is the second set of two stations completed by Yonkers’ Pelham 5 Stations Team. Please wish our team a job well done!  Next up, Pelham Bay Park Station which will remain open while renewal work is performed. Read More


Yonkers is committed to hiring, retaining and rewarding talented professionals, recognizing our staff is our greatest resource. Yonkers offers employees rewarding careers in building or supporting construction of infrastructure to improve our living environment.

Yonkers offers:
–  Competitive compensation
–  Medical and Dental Coverage
–  401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
–  Financial Planning Assistance
–  Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
–  Flexible Spending Account Program


Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc.
969 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Tel. 914.965.1500
Fax. 914.378.8885