Setting the standard for all future stations, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) Bloomfield Station Replacement project in Bloomfield, New Jersey, received the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC/NJ) Distinguished Award in the organization’s 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Gannett Fleming served as architect and engineer of record for the project.
As part of the NJTA’s $500 million facilities improvement program, Gannett Fleming designed a state-of-the-art station that supports the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Troop D’s law enforcement program. The $12.3 million, 27,500-square-foot facility features the latest security and communications systems and enhances the troop’s ability to provide a quick response to incidents.
Bloomfield Station is the first NJSP station to conform to LEED® Silver standards. Sustainable features include daylighting, energy conservation, and a high performance building envelope. The single-story, steel-frame mission critical building remains operational during severe weather events, allowing police to stay active and maintain public safety. Three holding cells, a secure processing area, and a sally port with reinforced walls and detention-grade materials allow the facility to act as a short-term detention center.
“It’s been an honor to support the NJSP’s efforts to increase motorist safety and improve traffic flow on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike,” said James R. Laurita, PE, a senior vice president and director of Gannett Fleming’s Northeast Region. “This station sets the standard for all future NJSP facilities, including three under construction, bolstering safety on New Jersey’s highways.”
ACEC/NJ celebrates the accomplishments of the engineering industry each year by recognizing engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of skill and ingenuity among firms. The Distinguished Award was presented to the project team on March 11, 2015, at the ACEC/NJ Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet in Jamesburg, New Jersey.