The Town of Wawarsing engaged Delaware Engineering to design and engineer a new eight-bay highway garage. The new garage will replace an existing three-bay masonry structure which is being demolished as part of this project. An existing six-bay highway garage will remain and will be rehabilitated. The new highway garage is intended to include spaces for personnel administration, eight bays of vehicle storage and repairs/maintenance, and administrative offices.
The design of the new highway garage consists of a footprint approximately 60’ x 200’, utilizing pre-engineered steel for the superstructure, and reinforced concrete foundations. Design considerations such as eave height, man and overhead door width and height, drive-through capability, and equipment to facilitate vehicle maintenance (e.g., air stations) and repairs as well as safety (e.g., slop sink, eyewash station, etc.) were incorporated into the design. Delaware is responsible for all building elements, as well as mechanical, electric, and site civil components. The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing six-bay garage, including lighting upgrades, insulation enhancements, and replacement of the roofing and siding envelope.
Included in Delaware’s scope of work is a review of the method of finance for the project, including the use of set-aside funds of the Town, bonded debt, and any other sources of financing and grants that may be accessible to the Town.
Design and engineering are completed with construction anticipated to start in the spring of 2021. The overall project costs are estimated to be approximately $7 million.