NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGN STRUCTURES

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AUTHORITY

Project Highlights / Scope of Work

  • Fabricated 61 variable message sign structures
  • Structures include overhead span and cantilever types

 

Challenges

  • Rigorous delivery schedule of advanced fabrication contract

Project Description
This project continued the initiative to upgrade the signs on the New Jersey Turnpike. Under the Authority’s ongoing “advanced fabrication contract” program, signs are purchased and stored by the Owner for installation at a later date.

This contract included fabrication of more than 60 variable message signs.  These structures consisted of both overhead span and cantilever design.  Overhead spans include ladder entry and an enclosed walkway for programming and maintenance access.  All units were constructed of pre-weathered pipe and / or round tube steel.

These new signs will improve safety on the Turnpike through better visibility, enhanced readability and advanced warning of roadway hazards.