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T.F. Green Airport Interlink

Gilbane met schedule, logistical, and agency coordination challenges to deliver the unique, world-class intermodal facility, the Interlink.

Gilbane Overcomes Constructing over Functioning Businesses and a Railroad Corridor

This new innovative transportation hub at T.F. Green Airport was the largest public project in Warwick since the terminal was built by Gilbane in the mid-1990s. Gilbane provided preconstruction and construction management services for the new intermodal facility, which serves commuters traveling throughout the Northeast by plane, train, and automobile. The construction comprised of a six-level parking garage to accommodate commuter and rental car parking; a Customer Service Operations Building; a 1,200-foot elevated Skywalk, and a commuter rail platform.

The most crucial feature of the project, the Interlink’s Skywalk, was built over a heavily traveled road, necessitating extensive site work, utility relocation, and roadwork. Transparency was key as it was a public project, with work over public at all times  ̶̶  over airport roads, over state roads, and over active Amtrak Northeast Corridor rail tracks.

In 2013, Gilbane provided project management for a Military Lounge, which provides tens of thousands of active and retired members of the military from across New England who travel through T. F. Green Airport access to donated beverages and snacks to be enjoyed by military and their families of military who spend time in the lounge.

Commitment to Safety Despite Logistical Challenges

With the airport open 24/7 during construction, the importance of safety on the job was the priority. From building the parking garage over active Amtrak tracks to developing a crane lift and rigging plan for the installation of the section of walkway bridge, Gilbane met the challenges with logistics plans focused on safety.

“The InterLink will truly revolutionize the way people travel to and from the area and T.F. Green Airport in particular.”

-Mark Brewer
Former President and CEO, R.I. Airport Corporation