• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

New Jersey State Police Troop "D" Bloomfield Station


 


HAKS provided construction management services for the $13.2 million NJ State Police Troop “D” Bloomfield Station, the first police facility to be completed in the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) five-year, $500 million Facilities Improvement Program. The 27,500-square-foot complex is one of three stations that house the state troopers who patrol the 173-mile Garden State Parkway, and operates 24/7.

The station includes the latest security and communications systems, a public waiting room, control center for troopers’ operations, administrative offices, interview rooms, holding cells, exercise room, and an elevator. The site includes a paved parking lot for approximately 80 vehicles, site access roads, a reconstructed ramp from the Garden State Parkway and a new fueling island. The new LEED Silver-certified station became a model for applying comprehensive green building standards to all New Jersey Turnpike facilities.

Sustainable features include the building envelope, which was optimized to reduce heat gain; high-performance glazing that reflects more than 60% of potential solar heat gain while allowing 85% light transmission; and a highly reflective roof coating. One of the most important material selections was for the building’s structural system. Concrete was determined to be more desirable for its local availability, stability, fire resistance, and durability. Brick was selected as the primary exterior finish to incorporate the aesthetics of the picturesque Garden State Parkway and reduce additional solar heat gain.

Phasing and staging of work was critical and vehicular and pedestrian safety was maintained on and around the project site. Specific MPT requirements, including lane closures, varied for each consecutive stage to allow for alternative configurations of traffic using the adjacent service areas. Structural measures were incorporated into the building design and a complete waterproofing system was integrated into the foundation. Coordination with the NJTA, NJ State Police, NJDEP and municipal utility companies, among others, was vital to maintaining continuous, uninterrupted service to the public.

The project received the 2015 ACEC New York Silver Award.