Boswell Engineering provided Construction Engineering Services for the construction of the Turnpike Authority’s new Herbertsville Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility. This $6.9 Million, 8,300 square foot state-of-the-art bus and truck inspection station built on a site adjacent to the original inspection area, is located at milepost 94.6 SB along the Garden State Parkway (GSP).
This facility, under the jurisdiction of the NJ State Police Troop E, Bus Enforcement/Accident Reduction Unit, will now enable the State Police, in conjunction with the NJDOT, to efficiently conduct inspections (Level 1,2,3&4) in order to ensure a high level of safety involving the buses and trucks traveling the GSP (trucks are only permitted south of Interchange 105). During the construction it was imperative to allow the existing inspection and maintenance facility to function without any disruption or impediment to its ongoing operations.
The Herbertsville inspection station was the first of its kind to conduct “in route” inspections on any toll road in the United States. These inspections are necessary in order to ensure that buses and commercial vehicles traveling on our highways are in safe operating condition and do not endanger either bus passengers or other travelers.
The major elements of this 8,300 sq. ft. modern day technologically advanced facility consisted of:
• A one-story “Earthquake Proof” building with a reinforced concrete foundation and steel and
masonry structural framing.
• Four (4) lighted bays with hi-tech air flow and emissions exhaust systems.
• A weigh-in-motion system (WIMS).
• A waiting area for passengers of buses that have been determined to be unsafe.
• A sophisticated encrypted computer network and security system.
• Installation of water and sanitary sewer services, grading, drainage, paving, roadway lighting,
signage and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
• Extensive coordination with the project designer, Gannett Fleming.
This hi-tech inspection facility was placed in service as a State Police Command Post in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.