NJ Department of Transportation
Trenton, New Jersey
Toms River Township to Mantoloking, New Jersey
During Superstorm Sandy in October, 2012, State Highway Rt 35, and the utilities throughout the barrier island were heavily damaged. This caused the NJDOT to expedite a previously planned improvement project, and change it to a full roadway reconstruction project, including new utilities and drainage for the entire length of the island. This specific project involves the expedited reconstruction of 10 miles of Rt 35, which includes 2 lanes of traffic in each direction, and shoulders.
This project returns GHCCI to more of its original focus as a utility contractor rather than its recent bridge and structure concentration. The work includes approximately 90,000 LF of storm drain pipes ranging in size from 15”-54” diameter along with the related manholes and catch basins, about 33,000 LF of Ductile Iron and PVC sanitary sewer pipe and related manholes, about 76,000 LF of 6”-16” Ductile Iron water main and almost 265,000 tons of asphalt. The project also includes the construction and reconstruction of 29 storm sewer outfalls that were damaged during the storm. Each of these outfalls has 12” or 16” fiberglass pile foundations, check valves, and sheeted bulkheads. The project also includes the construction of 42 Manufactured Treatment Devices located throughout the project in order to maintain stormwater quality before entering the Barnegat Bay.
All of the underground drainage and utility work, including hundreds of new house connections, have to be completed in residential and commercial areas while maintaining services to all existing properties. This will result in extensive coordination with other utility owners, property owners and local town authorities.
Signalized intersections with new handicap sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to meet current standards. The project also includes critical phased construction and traffic control, along with improved electrical, curb, sidewalk and landscaping work.