Lincoln Tunnel Toll Plaza Rehabilitation
Weehawken, New Jersey
- Construction done in 18 stages
- Removal and installation of state of the art toll booths
- Constructed elaborate underground substation and mechanical room
- Repair of pedestrian underground tunnel
- Toll building was doubled in size and included new elevator service to the building
- Custom stainless steel cladding added to building’s façade
- 74,000 sf of pavement and 2,900 cy of concrete
- over 57,000 vehicles per day pass thru this tunnel
The project consisted of removal and replacement of existing toll booths and the installation of 13 new state of the art toll booths. The new toll booths were plant fabricated and transported for installation. A temporary adjunct toll plaza consisting of three toll booths and canopy was installed to compensate for toll lanes taken out of service. The plaza canopy was sheathed in stainless steel and equipped with electronics for the EZPass system.
An elaborate substation and mechanical room were constructed underground in an existing basement under the toll plaza. This work entailed the removal and replacement of the existing roadway slab and repair of badly deteriorated walls. The bracing system for the walls, which extended 14-foot below grade, was designed in-house by RCC. Additional pedestrian tunnel modifications required extensive braced excavations within the plaza. The project doubled the size of the existing toll building requiring the installation of five caissons and several sheeted pits within the building. A custom designed stainless steel cladding added dramatically to the building’s façade. The building spaces include lobbies, offices, restrooms, a bank vault and two elevators. The work included a new 13.2kV substation providing power to the entire plaza complex and new potable water, sanitary and storm system installations.
Plaza rehabilitation also entailed the construction of two cantilevered signs and one overhead sign spanning the west bound lanes. RCC removed and replaced approximately 74,000 sf of pavement requiring the placement of 2,900 cy of concrete.