Project Highlights

Restani was the general contractor tasked with reconfiguring the entrances and exits of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, a suspension bridge connecting the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The reconfiguration work was performed on the toll plaza, eastbound upper ramps and east bound lower ramps. The three-year project removed the obsolete Brooklyn-bound toll booths, rebuilt ramps and added a new connector ramp for the bridge, providing a two-lane path for traffic to move directly onto the lower level. Construction was completed on budget, seven months earlier than initially anticipated.

To complete construction in a timely manner while minimizing travel impacts, Restani constructed two flyover bridge ramps and super elevated overpasses. Work had to be completed while coordinating efforts with the adjacent work on the Staten Island Expressway.

This project represented the most significant upgrades to the bridge’s physical design in more than 40 years at the time of construction. The Verrazano-Narrows bridge has the longest main span in the Americas, and carries more than 75 million vehicles per year, making it one of the busiest bridges in the New York Metropolitan area.


Staten Island, New York City


MTA Bridges and Tunnels




  • Bridge demolition and construction
  • Bridge deck and roadway construction
  • Retaining wall construction
  • Pile installation
  • Drainage work
  • Storm water sewer
  • Concrete barriers
  • Sign Structure
  • Landscaping