This $500 Million Maintenance Facilities Improvement Program involved the overall construction management of complete reconstruction and rehabilitation for 22 maintenance and salt shed sites system wide along the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. As a major sub-consultant to Hill International, specific duties involved the project management services of a staff of 10 – 15 resident engineers, inspectors and office personnel assigned to the program. In addition to the Boswell management duties, overall program Transition Manager tasks are being performed for all facilities located in the northern half of the state on both roadways. This tasks involves assisting the resident engineers and senior level staff with contractor meetings, attending pre-construction meetings, performing QA services, meeting with NJTA staff and other management duties, such as settling claim disputes, assisting the Resident Engineer’s with close out procedures, change order procedures and final as-built.
Major components of this project include the following:
- Construction of 14 new multi-use buildings which include vehicle service bays, lifts, wash bays, offices, meeting areas, sleeping quarters; 12 salt sheds varying in size from 4,000 ton to 9,000 ton storage capacity;
- A state of the art State Police Emergency Command Center in the vicinity of Newark International Airport;
- Major environmental cleanups, repair of riparian areas, piles, grade beams, and retaining walls;
- Major utility coordination, pump stations, water mains, sanitary sewer improvements, gas main installation and installation of new electrical service; and
- Demolition of the existing buildings, environmental abatement and required clean-ups.