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Facilities Improvement Program

Location Statewide, NJ

Client New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA)

Services Construction Management, Program Management, Project Management

Project Value $530 million

Hill provided program, project, and construction management services for the NJTA’s $530 million Facilities Improvement Program. The primary goal of the program was to bring NJTA maintenance facilities into a state of good repair. Many of the Authority’s facilities dated back 60 years, and various modifications and additions reduced their efficiency. Additionally, several widening projects and changes to the Turnpike increased the amount of roadway maintenance the facilities must support.

The Facilities Improvement Program replaced and rehabilitated maintenance buildings, storage facilities, and salt facilities. Hill managed all phases of final design and construction and assisted the NJTA with the management, oversight, coordination and reporting of activities. A focus of Hill’s work was evaluating the Authority’s processes and recommending improvements to the NJTA’s facilities construction procedures. All operations had to be maintained during construction.

New structures were standardized to NJTA prototypes where possible and adapted to suit the individual needs of each maintenance district. The new prototype four-bay maintenance building was standardized into two- or three-bay layouts to accommodate varying maintenance needs and crew sizes. The new facilities were placed at each District to result in more efficient operations of the sites.

Security improvements included a video surveillance and access control system. The project incorporated sustainability guidelines based on LEED design principles. NJTA elected not to submit for LEED certification but required the buildings to comply with the baseline certification level.

Site improvements for the maintenance district yards included new utility services, roadway and parking lighting; relocation of Intelligent Transportation System facilities; and drainage, grading, paving work, signing, striping, fuel island, office trailer with concrete pad and installation of a magnesium chloride (MgCl) deicer system. Other building improvements included the demolition and construction of new multi-use buildings and storage buildings.