Located at Milepost 95.9 in Middlesex County, Interchange 12 was one of the most congested toll plazas on the New Jersey Turnpike system. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority selected Urban to provide construction management, inspection, and scheduling for the construction of improvements to Interchange 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike. The project, one of the largest initiatives in the Authority’s construction program, provided more than $80 million worth of construction improvements affecting over 100,000 daily patrons.
The improvements, conducted during four years, included constructing a new toll plaza facility; reconfiguring the toll plaza entrance and entry and exit ramps; upgrading local roads in the vicinity of the Turnpike ramps.
To efficiently organize construction staging, the project was divided into two contracts. The first focused on improving local roads and involved constructing new access ramps at the eastern end of the toll plaza and reconstructing local roads.
The second contract was a 16-month effort to reconstruct and expand the toll plaza to provide five additional lanes. It included widening the toll plaza; increasing the number of lanes to 14; constructing a 5,000-SF facility building, including underground access to the plaza; and constructing approach roadways, ramps, and structures.