The New Jersey Alliance for Action honored two Gannett Fleming projects at its 2015 Distinguished Engineering Awards breakfast. The New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A project and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Troop D Bloomfield Station project both received top honors at the event, which recognizes New Jersey engineering projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.
New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Project
Gannett Fleming designed the $160 million New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A, which had been identified as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) most problematic and congested northern interchange. Approximately 50,000 vehicles use it every day. NJTA retained Gannett Fleming to study and design improvements to improve operating conditions and support future growth in southeastern Hudson County.
Our team performed highway, structural, ITS, geotechnical, traffic, and facility architectural design. The final design included the renovation of the existing toll plaza and utility building, reconstruction of interchange ramps, and improvement of roadways and connections to the adjacent state and local roadway network. Construction is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2018.
New Jersey State Police Troop D Bloomfield Station
The newly constructed NJSP Troop D Bloomfield Station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, replaced an outdated facility that had been built in the late 1950s and did not comply with current building codes and operational standards. Gannett Fleming designed the $12.3 million, 27,500-square-foot replacement station as part of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $500 million Facilities Improvement Program. It provides Troop D with five times more room and state-of-the-art safety and communication equipment.
The Bloomfield Station served as a prototype for the Moorestown Station in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and Galloway Station in Galloway Township, New Jersey. Gannett Fleming also designed a fourth station in Newark, New Jersey. All four stations are designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification. In addition, the Bloomfield Station received the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey Distinguished Award in the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards competition in March. A ribbon cutting for the new station took place on May 11.
The New Jersey Alliance for Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition that works to improve New Jersey's economy through the promotion of capital construction and infrastructure investment.