Meet The Team

Brian Mercure
Connecticut Department of Transportation, District 3A

Brian Mercure is the Assistant District Engineer for CTDOT's District 3A Construction Office in New Haven on the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program. Over a 25 year career in the Department, Mr. Mercure ascended from an entry-level position to the present assignment as Assistant District Engineer. He has been involved in over fifty (50) construction projects worth over $3 billion. Among the projects he has successfully completed are, a $12 million rehabilitation of the Route 1 bridge over the Housatonic River (Devon Bridge); $20.5 million construction and improvements to the Stamford Rail Storage and Maintenance of Equipment Facility; $120 million Stamford Train Station Enhancement Program, the $87 million Sikorsky Bridge Reconstruction and presently is overseeing the $2.2 billion I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program.

Vladislav Kaminsky, P.E.
Transportation Supervising Engineer

Vladislav Kaminsky is a Transportation Supervising Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program located at CTDOT's District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT. He has over 20 years of civil engineering experience and began working on the corridor design of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange in 2007. Under his supervision, construction successfully began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2016. He has contributed to many projects within the corridor and is currently supervising the reconstruction of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange, as well as other ongoing projects currently within the NHHC Corridor Improvement Program.

James Pelletier, P.E.
Supervising Engineer

James Pelletier, Jr., P.E. is a Supervising Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT.  He has over 30 years of construction experience and is currently supervising the construction of several projects, including Contract B, which encompasses the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge. In the fall of 2013 he will supervise the reconstruction of the West River Project in New Haven.  

Prior to recently joining CTDOT’s District 3A Office, James worked from District 3’s main office in New Haven on other major transportation projects, including reconstruction of the Moses Wheeler Bridge, and the Washington Bascule Bridge in the towns of Milford and Stratford.  In addition, James worked for several years as a carpenter for his family-owned business and for Carpenter’s Local 24 based in Cheshire, CT.   
   
He received his Associates Degree in Transportation Engineering in 1983 from Hartford State Technical College, now known as Capitol Community College.  In 2013, he became a licensed Professional Engineer for the State of Connecticut.

Mohammad Masoud
Project Engineer

Mohammad Masoud is a Project Engineer for the CTDOT’s I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program located at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven. Prior to joining the NHHC Corridor Improvement Program in 2007, he worked in the CTDOT’s Bureau of Engineering and Construction since 1989. During his 24 years of service, he has worked on a wide variety of construction projects, ranging from roadway reconstruction to bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction. Masoud received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1988.

Matt Briggs
Project Engineer

Mathew Briggs is a Project Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program located at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT. He is currently serving as the Project Engineer overseeing the Consultant Engineering and Inspection team on Contract B, which is responsible for the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial (“Q”) Bridge Program.

Mr. Briggs has 25 years of experience in bridge and highway inspection in the State of Connecticut including the Advanced Pre-load project for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program, and the relocation of twin 42-inch sanitary sewer mains under the New Haven Harbor using horizontal directional drilling techniques.

Robert Savage
Project Engineer

Robert Savage is a Project Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program located at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office in New Haven, CT, where he has worked since 2002. He has worked on Contract D, Contract E1, E2, C2; and is currently working on the Contaminated Soil Management 2 Contract, where his primary role is to ensure contract and deliverable compliance. Prior to joining the District 3A Office, he worked at the CTDOT’s District 3 Main Office, also in New Haven where he worked since 1984 as a resident engineer on numerous construction projects ranging from roadway reconstruction to bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction. Savage received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Roger Williams University in 1983.

Ghazi Alsaqri
Project Engineer

Ghazi Alsaqri is a Project Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program located at CTDOT’s District 3A Construction Office, in New Haven, CT. His career with the CTDOT began in 1989 as an intern, and he has since contributed to many major highway projects for the Department. He holds a Masters degree from Central Connecticut State University and received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently oversees work on the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge and is also a Project Engineer on the West River Project.

John Antonucci, P.E.
Project Engineer

John Antonucci, P.E. is a Project Engineer for the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program at CTDOT’s District 3-A Office in New Haven, CT.  He is currently supervising the reconstruction of the I-95/I-91/Rt.34 Interchange. Prior to beginning his career with CTDOT in 1996 as an inspector, he graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1995 with a degree in Hydrogeology and Geophysics. In 2009, he became a licensed Professional Engineer for the State of Connecticut.

 

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