Project challenge

The Route 30/130 Phase B project was a multi-staged highway reconstruction project that took place on a heavily travelled section of highway in Camden, NJ. The project included numerous utility relocations, most of which were performed by South State. Permit restrictions from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) prevented work on the Cooper River for three months every spring. This put significant constraints on the project schedule and the ability to reconstruct the Cooper River Bridge. While working for the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT), South State was contracted by PSE&G to install an underground electric transmission line which lead to increased involvement in the Southern Reinforcement Project.

Project solution

Despite the multiple environmental, utility, and schedule constraints, South State was successfully able to complete the project, in part due to its ability to value engineer multiple phases of the work. These engineering changes included modification of the abutment and pier removal limits and redesigning a retaining wall that conflicted with overhead power lines. These changes saved time on the project, aided constructability, and provided the NJDOT with the desired final product while maintaining strict quality standards.

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