Garden State Parkway Interchange 88/89
Interchange 88 provides a SB exit and NB entrance to and from Route 70 located at MP 89.3. Interchange 89 provides a SB exit and NB entrance to and from Cedar Bridge Avenue (CR 528) located at Milepost 90.2. Former guide signs for the SB exit at each interchange were ground mounted at the exit ramp diverge, 0.5 -mile, 1-mile and 2-miles from the exit ramp diverge. The close proximity of these successive SB exits led to a proliferation of guide signs.
The Scope of Work consisted of the following:
1) Three (3) new overhead sign structures and guide signs (located at the 1-mile advance, ½-mile advance and at exit ramp diverge) for Interchange 89 SB approach. All sign structures were designed to accommodate future new full width left and right shoulders. The sign structure located at the exit ramp diverge MP 90.2 included utility services for power and communication to enable the future installation of video surveillance cameras and a vehicular counting station; Structural analysis of the existing overhead sign structure located approximately 2.5-mile advance of Interchange 89 at MP 92.55 regarding its suitability to support the 2-mile advance guide sign for Interchange 89 SB approach; New guide rail and appurtenances in the vicinity of the proposed sign structures which included an evaluation of existing guide rail for conformance to current design requirements; Continuous full-depth pavement of auxiliary lane between the existing NB deceleration lane taper for Interchange 89 and the SB acceleration lane taper for Interchange 90 (MP 90.75 to MP 91.0); and Continuous full-depth pavement auxiliary lane between the existing NB acceleration lane taper for Interchange 89 and the NB deceleration taper for Interchange 90 (MP 90.75 to MP 90.85).