PB Designing N.J. Turnpike Widening

Staff | September 28, 2010

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) for Section 1 of the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6-9 Widening Program in Burlington County, New Jersey.

The turnpike widening, from Exit 6 to Exit 9, is intended to address critical mobility needs on both the regional and the state level and improve safety and efficiency of travel in this vital corridor. Section 1 is the southernmost section of the program, totaling 3.6 miles in length with 14 structures requiring construction, modification or replacement. This section includes improvements to the main line from the proposed merge south of Exit 6 and all improvements necessary to make connections to and from the Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension. The preliminary construction cost estimate is $275 million.

As prime consultant, PB will provide overall project management and will manage structural, geotechnical and survey/right-of-way engineering services. The firm will also coordinate community outreach efforts. PB will team with The RBA Group to lead the highway and utilities engineering disciplines as well as environmental coordination efforts, working closely with the Turnpike Authority's program manager and environmental consultant. PB will be responsible for designing all complex structures, including overhead and cantilever sign structures, retaining walls and culverts, and supervising all subconsultants involved in these efforts. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009 with completion anticipated by fall/winter of 2013.