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Implementation of One-Way Tolls & Express E-ZPass

Improving the travel experience on Garden State Parkway

  • 6

    Mainline Toll Plazas

  • 2

    E-ZPass Toll Plazas

  • New Jersey

    New Jersey

Developing a state-long highway in New Jersey that connects Cape May to Montvale

Tolls are a necessary inconvenience. But what if that was only true half the time? The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wanted to improve traffic times and enhance the travel experience along the Garden State Parkway—a state-long highway that connects Cape May in the south to Montvale in the north.

We started on the project with preliminary design, contract documentation, toll studies, and topographical surveys. Final designs and construction support came next. The existing toll plazas were demolished then reconstructed. New designs offer toll-free, free-flow traffic in one direction for Garden State commuters. Alongside the toll plaza improvements, we designed overhead sign structures and a new 5,000 square foot (465 square metre) toll administration building.

There were some community concerns about evacuation routes, south to north, in Cape May and Barnegat. To address that, we designed E-ZPass lanes that would reduce congestion by expediting E-ZPass customer vehicles. The change to one-way tolls transitioned the Garden State Parkway to a smoother form of travel.

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  • New Jersey Turnpike Authority
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Patrick Byrne, Principal

By driving the roadways I design and living in the communities where I work, I get to experience firsthand the benefits of my efforts.

Stephen Fritzky, Associate

Transportation infrastructure work is the most fulfilling for me—I love seeing these projects progress from design to construction.

William Haggerty, Senior Civil Engineer

I find transportation work the most enjoyable—the jobs are never simple and always present design and permitting challenges for me to tackle.

Matthew Maher, Senior Associate

Safety is a core tenet of our company, as well as my area of expertise, to design roads, sidewalks, and bike lanes that get us home safely.

Russell Saputo , Vice President, Roadways Sector Leader (US)

Having started my career early with highway design and field work, roadway design is my passion.
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John Withers, Senior Associate

The greatest designs, particularly in transportation, are the ones that best fit the area and allow for future improvements and still work.

Patrick Byrne


Stephen Fritzky


William Haggerty

Senior Civil Engineer

Matthew Maher

Senior Associate

Russell Saputo

Vice President, Roadways Sector Leader (US)

John Withers

Senior Associate

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