PROVIDENCE RI AND NORWOOD MA, ISSUED, April 11, 2011… GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firms, has been selected to work on infrastructure improvements at Quonset Commerce Park.
One of five engineering firms selected for the project GZA will provide marine structural engineering services. The project is being paid for with $22 million in federal stimulus funds, called Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grants. Initial designs have been submitted for terminals 4 and 5 at the Port of Davisville and for road improvements there.
The Quonset Business Park has been awarded funds to improve piers, roads and rails and to install a crane in preparation for offshore wind development, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The money from the TIGER program will also go toward positioning the state-owned industrial park on the Davisville waterfront as a short-sea shipping port that could accommodate shallow-draft barges loaded with containers from larger ports on the East Coast.
“We are pleased to have our submittal ranked as the highest by the selection committee and we look forward to working on this important infrastructure project,” said William R. Beloff, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.