NJTA Maintenance Facilities Improvement Program
This $500 Million Maintenance Facilities Improvement Program involved the overall construction management for the complete reconstruction and rehabilitation of 26 maintenance and salt shed sites, system wide, along the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. As a major sub-consultant to Hill International, Boswell's specific duties involved the project management of a staff of 10 to 15 Resident Engineers, inspectors and office personnel assigned to various sites. In addition to management duties, Boswell was responsible for the Program's Transition Manager tasks for all facilities located in the northern half of the state. These tasks involved 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 and change order procedures, and final as-builts.
Major components of this project included the following:
• Construction of 14 new multi-use buildings, which included vehicle service bays, lifts, wash bays, offices, meeting areas, sleeping quarters, and 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 a new electrical service; and
• Demolition of the existing buildings, environmental abatement and required clean-ups.