HNTB provided design and construction support services to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the conversion of three existing mixed collection (cash and EZ-Pass) plazas to two new all-electronic tolling systems at the George Washington Bridge. The new cashless toll systems will streamline travel, reduce congestion, and provide safer working conditions for tolling staff at the authority’s highest revenue generating facility. These are the second and third AET systems that the PA has contracted with HNTB to design and HNTB’s fifteenth and sixteenth in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan region in the last six years.
The tolling conversion project had highly challenging construction staging and coordination requirements resulting from the concurrent $2 billion Restore the George program being undertaken separately by the Authority. Furthermore, the work was required to adhere to strict limitations on lane closures to minimize impacts to the traveling public across one of the busiest traffic bridges in the country.
Location: Fort Lee, NJ
Client: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey