NJTA, Facilities Improvement Program: Design & Construction

NJTA, Facilities Improvement Program: Design & Construction

Project Overview

The Facilities Improvement Program is a $500 million program. Final Design began in 2013 and construction is scheduled for completion in 2018. The principal goal of the Program is to bring the Authority’s facilities on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway into a state of good repair. Many of the Authority’s facilities date back 60 years to the opening of the two roadways and are in need of replacement or upgrades. Over the years, various facility modifications and additions have been constructed, all of which are being reviewed under this Program.

The NJTA Facilities Improvement Program consists primarily of the design and construction of four new NJ State Police Barracks, the rehabilitation of toll collection facilities, significant new construction or renovations to 16 Maintenance Districts, the addition of five new salt storage facilities, and the construction of a Central Inventory Facility.

Envision is a sub consultant to Hill International in providing program management services for the entire program, for both the design and construction phases of the program, and supporting both the construction management and inspection services at 22 different sites.
For the design portion of the Program, Envision was responsible for developing the schedules for the New Jersey Turnpike facilities. Responsible for integrating the individual design and construction schedules developed by the design consultants into the master schedule, and to provide technical support in the use of P6 to the design consultants. The Program will bring maintenance buildings on both the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway into a state-of-good repair, ensuring that NJTA’s assets will function safely and efficiently well into the future. To date, detailed survey reports, condition assessments, and scoping documents have been prepared and will be the basis for the Program moving forward. In addition to maintenance buildings, the Program will also include the immediate repair of Turnpike toll plaza buildings/tunnels in order to address current deficiencies and to extend their reliable service for an additional 10 years.

For the construction portion of the Program, Envision is responsible for the management of project controls. The full time project controls manager coordinated and reviewed the initial baseline schedules and the monthly update schedules for 25 individual maintenance yards and facilities along the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Provided technical support in the use of P6 to the construction contractors. Managed and coordinated five schedulers who assist in the review of the monthly schedule submissions by the contractors. A detailed schedule analysis was performed to mitigate any potential claims.

Project Information

Owner New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA)
Project Start September 2012
Project End December 2018
Project Cost $500 M
Envision’s Role
  • CPM Scheduling Services
  • Construction Schedule Review
  • Construction Schedule Analysis
  • Review of Monthly Project Schedule Updates