HAMILTON, N.J.--()--Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has been awarded a 23-month, $6.5 million contract to provide supervision of construction services for the first phase of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) non-roadway facilities upgrade program, which will bring NJTA’s assets up to current standards and into a state of good repair.
“The initial projects are critical to the future of NJTA’s facilities upgrade program as it broadens its focus from the widening of its transportation infrastructure to the replacement of its aging facilities—our experienced team stands ready to support the program.”
Specifically, Baker and its team members will provide a broad range of services in support of the multi-phased program, which includes the replacement of the NJTA District 6 Maintenance Facility and three State Police Stations as part of the first phase of the program. New Jersey project areas planned under this award include Secaucus, Newark, Galloway and Mount Laurel. The total program, scheduled to continue through 2017, includes the construction of over 40 new buildings and rehabilitation of over 50 facilities.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by NJTA for this important and challenging opportunity,” said Baker’s Jason Hahn, P.E., project manager. “The initial projects are critical to the future of NJTA’s facilities upgrade program as it broadens its focus from the widening of its transportation infrastructure to the replacement of its aging facilities—our experienced team stands ready to support the program.”
Michael Baker Corporation (www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.