DRJTBC – I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement – New Jersey - Project Profile
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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is undertaking the renovation of a bridge in the US.
The project involves the replacement of the existing four-lane Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River with six-lane Bridge.
The project will include the widening of 7km of I-95 route, construction of roundabouts on Route 29, bike trails, pedestrian walkways, noise- abatement walls along the approach roadways and other related facilities, and the installation of high-resolution cameras.
DRJTBC has worked with a consultant team of engineers, planners, environmental scientists, and other specialists to prepare an Environmental Assessment and detailed study of the project and study activities of the project were taken up for seven years and which were approved in the first quarter of 2010.
Noise-abatement walls are also constructed along the approach roadways leading starting and end of the bridge.
In April 2010, the commission approved a "Statement of Intent" to move forward with the project under a single contract and to include the design and installation of a walkway to serve pedestrians and bicyclists.
In August 2011, KPMG and Nossaman LLP was appointed to advise the commission on the financial and legal feasibility of using a public and private partnership (PPP) to carry out the agency’s project.
On June 14, 2012, the FHWA issued a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project.
AECOM has been appointed as technical consultant for the project.
DRJTBC issued a request for proposals (RFP) for design consultant with a submission date of October 30, 2014. Total 10 proposals were received out of which four have been shortlisted and they are FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff, HNTB Corporation, and Michael Baker, Jr. Inc.
On February 23, 2015, Michael Baker, Jr. Inc. was appointed as a Design consultant for the project. The scope is to provide final and post-design services. The value of the contract was US$23 million.
In September 2015, a public involvement consultant services contract was awarded to McCormick Taylor, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. by DRJTBC.
On November 25, 2015, the tree clearing contract was awarded to A.P. Construction, Inc. of Blackwood, N.J. by DRJTBC. The contract consists of the clearing, removing and disposal of trees, logs, dead trees and other vegetation and debris within the designated noise-abatement wall corridors for the project. Tree clearing works are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.
On December 3, 2015, an open house was held at the William Penn Middle School in Yardley, PA featuring seven viewing stations consisting of 17 individual display boards showing the current status of final design work and the latest project schedule.
In January 2016, site work preparation and ground vegetation clearing began for a series of noise-abatement walls that will be constructed by the end of 2016. Tenders for construction of noise walls were issued with deadline submission date of March 1, 2016.
On February 4, 2016, a pre-bid meeting was held for noise wall contract.
On March 11, 2016, a construction management contract for noise-abatement walls has been awarded to Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
On May 23, 2016, the noise-abatement walls construction contract worth US$11 million was awarded to PKF-Mark III.
Jacobs Engineering Group and Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc. awarded a construction inspection services contract.
On September 13, 2016, DRJTBC invited tenders for the main construction contract with the last submission due date on December 22, 2016.
In November 2016, Hill International was appointed to provide construction management services worth US$25 million for 5.5 years.
DRJTBC secured US$475 million bond authorization funds for the project.
On January 30, 2017, Trumbull Corporation was appointed as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
On February 27, 2017, construction inspection contract was awarded to Parson Brinckerhoff, TRC Engineers, Gannett Fleming.
Parson Brinckerhoff is responsible for construction inspection services for the demolition of the existing Scudder Falls Bridge and construction of a replacement bridge over the Delaware River. TRC Engineers will be responsible for providing construction inspection services for various aspects of the projects in Pennsylvania. Gannett Fleming will provide construction inspection services for certain project elements in New Jersey.
June 2, 2017, installation of noise-abatement walls completed.
Construction activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of a bridge across Delaware River connecting Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with Ewing Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, the US.
The US$475 million project includes the following:
1. Widening of 7km of I-95 route/PA Route 332 Interchange
2. Reconfiguration of ramps and structures of the I-95/Taylorsville Road Interchange
3. CConstruction of roundabouts on Route 29 and bike trails
4. Construction of pedestrian/bicycle walkways
5. Construction of noise-abatement walls along the approach roadways
6. Construction of a control unit
7. Installation of high-resolution cameras
8. Installation of a Bridge Monitor
9. Installation of all electronic tolling facility
10. Installation of AET equipment gantryReasons To Buy