October 18 2017
Conti’s NJDOT Route 295/42/I-76 Connector project was recently named as one of the Top 10 Roads for 2017. This is the second industry recognition for the Route 295 project this year.
The Route 295 project’s goal is to resolve bottlenecking from regional traffic to and from the Philadelphia metro and South Jersey areas. The interchange of three major routes experiences traffic influxes in excess of 250,000 vehicles per day with one of the highest accident rates in the state. Construction consists of replacing an existing bridge; constructing a new 500-ft-wide flyover; a series of on- and off-ramps; and creating 11 lane-miles of new roadway. Crews perform this work with zero reduction in existing roadway capacity.
“The Route 295 project is challenging in that unlike many other highway reconstruction projects, there is no single linear path to completion,” says Anthony DeBenedictis, Conti’s Project Manager. “Rather, the project is multi-staged and multi-faceted with a diverse group of trades, consultants, and subcontractors spread out across the entirety of the project limits at any given time.”
Of particular note, the project utilized several value engineering and design-build components in the geotechnical and structural fields, where the Conti team was able to showcase their ‘best value’ mentality and allow the client to reap considerable cost and schedule savings program-wide.