announces completion of first
installs three Route One bridges in three weekends
-Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced the successful completion
of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) first
HYPERBUILD initiative project. NJDOT in three weekends installed
three bridge decks on the Route 1 Freeway at Olden Avenue and
at Mulberry Street in Trenton. The
application of Hyperbuild concepts collapsed the schedule by 22
months and saved $2.25 million dollars.
enables NJDOT to rehabilitate and replace bridges and roads more
quickly, reduce congestion and improve safety," said Commissioner
Lettiere. "Under this initiative, NJDOT minimized the inconvenience
experienced by motorists and saved taxpayer dollars."
contractor Neshaminy Construction installed the new decks during
three weekends using the HYPERBUILD concept. NJDOT performed site
preparation work before installing the prefabricated bridge decks.
The new bridge decks were made offsite at Fort Miller in Schuylerville,
NY. Once the new spans were inspected and approved, they were
delivered to a storage location at the Mercer County Airport.
employed a detour route to mitigate traffic during the weekend
Route One closures. State Police Construction Unit and Mercer
County Sheriff officers were posted strategically along the detour
route to maintain traffic flow and safety.
typically would complete a project of this magnitude in approximately
two years using traditional, onsite deck replacement and bridge
speed and competency with which this HYPERBUILD Project was completed
is groundbreaking," said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.
"I applaud the State Department of Transportation for saving taxpayers
considerable time and money. This road improvement project caused
no difficulties for people driving through the Capital County.
Furthermore, I am glad that our Department of Transportation
and Infrastructure cooperated with State DOT to store HYPERBUILD
parts at the Trenton-Mercer Airport parking lot."
to their replacement, the three bridge decks at these sites were
in poor condition and required constant maintenance. The
bridges serve a fundamentally important function along the freeway.
This section of the freeway was recently resurfaced, which
further accentuated the poor condition of the three decks.
New Jersey Department of Transportation and Commissioner Jack
Lettiere should be congratulated for the work they have done on
the very first HYPERBUILD initiative," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora.
"Their work in this abbreviated public works project has saved
taxpayers of New Jersey's tremendous amount of money will lessen
the congestion on our roads."
than 50,000 vehicles use this section of the Route One Freeway
daily. The Route One corridor is a vital link to nearby
Pennsylvania and the Route One business district and points in
northern New Jersey.
currently is employing Hyperbuild on fourteen additional projects