Tilcon Paves the Palisades Interstate Parkway
Tilcon began work, in late July, on a major project to repave an 11 mile-stretch of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, the entire length of the Parkway in New Jersey, in both directions. In New Jersey, the Parkway runs from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to the New York state line at Alpine. Three scenic overlooks in New Jersey offer views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline. It is a heavily-travelled interstate traffic route which presents significant scheduling challenges.
The scope of the project includes paving all interchange ramps, rest areas, scenic look-outs and the PIP spurs. The mill and pave features 3" milling with 1.5" hot mix asphalt 9.5M64 Intermediate Course and 1.5" hot mix asphalt 9.5M64 Surface Course. Overall, the project will use approximately 92,000 tons of hot mix asphalt sourced from Tilcon's Mount Hope and North Bergen plants.
In addition to the paving element, nine bridge deck repairs, concrete sloping curb repairs, drainage modifications, pavement markings, signage improvements and landscaping are included in the scope of work.
The project, awarded in June 2014 by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation is valued at $11.2 million. It is scheduled to be completed later this year. Paving is restricted to weekend and nighttime hours and must be completed to a very aggressive timeline.
Tilcon is the primary contractor on this project, working with a large number of subcontractors including Joseph M. Sanzari Inc (bridge deck repairs), Paolella Pro-Filing (NB milling), Intercounty Paving Assoc. (SB milling), J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons Inc (permanent signs), Mattiola Construction (polymerized joint), Garden State Asphalt (tack coat), MV Contracting (concrete curbs), Statewide Striping Corp (pavement markings), Surface Prep Technologies (rumble strips), Rockborn Excavating (milling/trucking), Aspen Landscaping (stabilized turf), National Water Main (pipe cleaning) and Advanced Testing (in-field density