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Contract awarded for I-78 Delaware bridge ORT project

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has approved the award of an engineering contract for construction management and inspection services associated with the implementation of Open Road Tolling (ORT) at the I-78 Toll Bridge, which carries traffic over the Delaware River between Warren County, New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The commission’s aim is to have ORT operational at the bridge’s toll plaza in Williams Township, Pennsylvania by May 31 next year. The ORT system, which is also known as Express E-ZPass, will allow E-ZPass customers to bypass the conventional toll-collection booths while traveling at normal highway speeds through a system of electronic sensors.

When completed, the I-78 project will create two ORT lanes at the location and make other changes to the existing toll plaza, so the commission can process more transactions per hour and reduce traffic congestion at the busy crossing. The bridge, which is the commission’s most heavily traveled toll facility, carried an average of 56,100 vehicles per day in 2008. The contract was awarded to Hill International Inc of Marlton for US$764,945 to provide construction management and construction inspection services for the I-78 ORT Project. In September, the design-build contract for the project was awarded to AP Construction of Philadelphia for US$4,786,000.

Work to be performed under the project includes: partial demolition and the removal of the canopy over a portion of the existing toll plaza; new overhead sign structures; design, fabrication, erection, and construction of a canopy over the new open road tolling lanes to house the ORT array; the design and construction of a concrete barrier to separate the ORT lanes from the conventional toll lanes; re-striping of the roadway; and the design and construction of electrical systems at the toll plaza to support ORT equipment. Frank G McCartney, the Commission’s executive director, says, “The commission is working to remain on the cutting edge of implementing innovative new technologies that can help reduce congestion for motorists. If all goes as scheduled for next year, the commission should be the first toll agency to have ORT in place on a Delaware River toll bridge.”
 

November 26, 2009

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