Herbertsville Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility
Boswell provided Construction Engineering and Inspection 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 was built on a site adjacent to the original inspection area located at milepost 94.6 along the Garden State Parkway (GSP).
This facility, under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Police Troop E, Bus Enforcement/Accident Reduction Unit, enabled 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 buses and trucks traveling the GSP (trucks are 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. The major elements of this 8,300 square foot 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 bus passengers if a bus was 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 utilized as a State Police Command Post during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.