The Facilities Improvement Program will replace or rehabilitate maintenance buildings, storage facilities, salt sheds, and other structures in each maintenance yard in the five districts servicing the Garden State Parkway South.
Numerous roadway widening projects, maintenance responsibilities, traffic increases, environmental regulations, and workforce size have necessitated the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) to re-evaluate the size, functionality, location and efficiency of its maintenance facilities. Their Facilities Improvement Program will replace or rehabilitate maintenance buildings, storage facilities, salt sheds, and other structures in each maintenance yard. New structures shall be standardized (where possible) and adapted to suit the individual needs of the maintenance districts.
The new, standardized maintenance facility provides for flexibility on existing sites, as well as the anticipated future needs of the NJTA. This two-story, standardized building consists of approximately 20,500 SF and includes a garage area with four bays (including one welding bay and one wash bay), administrative offices, locker/shower rooms, and workforce bunk rooms. Additionally, site work is also required at the 6-8 acre sites in the form of rehabilitation and/or replacement of driveways, parking lots, and outside storage areas. Environmental remediation may also be required at some sites.
Urban is providing design and engineering services to The RBA Group for this Facilities Improvement Program for five (5) maintenance districts servicing the Garden State Parkway South (Swainton, White Horse, Ocean, Herbertsville, and Bass River). Urban’s services on this multi-site project consist of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems, and structural engineering services for the new, multi-use maintenance buildings, salt sheds, and storage buildings, as well as renovations to existing facilities. Site work includes lighting/power, emergency generator, upgrades to the existing communications systems, and new services for electrical, water, sanitary and natural gas.
Sustainability elements and systems will be incorporated into many aspects of the facility’s design. The facility design will strive to achieve sustainable goals using LEED certification as a guideline. Key design considerations will be energy and resource efficiency, durability, and occupant health.