Burns Awarded Contract For I-78 Maintenance Garage Improvements
Burns was recently awarded a contract from the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) to expand and improve their I-78 maintenance facilities in Williams Township, PA. This project will strengthen and enhance DRJTBC’s maintenance and winter storm response capabilities along its nearly 7-mile portion of I-78 through Warren County, N.J. and Northampton County, PA. The interstate highway segment includes the I-78 Toll Bridge, which crosses the Delaware River between Phillipsburg, NJ and Williams Township, PA. I-78 is one of the most heavily travelled trucking corridors in the United States.
“Our I-78 facilities are a vital economic lifeline for the entire bi-state region,” said Joseph J. Resta, DRJTBC’s executive director. “The investments we are planning to our maintenance facilities at I-78 are reflective of this highway segment’s strategic importance.”
Among other planned improvements, the proposed construction of a 13,000 square foot addition to the existing maintenance garage will provide DRJTBC with more space to store and maintain its maintenance fleet and equipment. The improvements also should help operationally, enabling maintenance crews to respond more quickly to winter storm events and sudden icing conditions. Additionally, the replacement of an underground heating oil tank with an above-ground tank outfitted with monitoring and spill-detection features will provide environmental benefits to the community.
Burns is proud to help DRJTBC strengthen its infrastructure and support improved transportation throughout the region.