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Route 46, Route 23, and I-80 Interchange Improvements

How do you turn a spaghetti bowl into a gourmet interchange?

  • 2.4

    Miles

  • $86M

    Construction Value

  • Wayne Township, New Jersey

    Wayne Township, New Jersey

Helping a complex intersection to support more than 300,000 vehicles daily

Lovingly dubbed the “Spaghetti Bowl” by the media, the interchange at Route 46, Route 23, and I-80 in New Jersey frustrates more than 300,000 motorists daily. It’s a complex interconnection of roadways, and it’s one of the busiest in the state. With capacity and operational deficiencies on top of poor physical conditions and safety problems, it was time to make some changes.

We designed the improvements to the I-80 Interchange, widening Route 46 at Galesi Drive and Route 23 near Willowbrook Mall and under the overpass. Fairfield Road was relocated, and access to existing driveways fronting the Routes was modified, bringing the driveways up to current code requirements.

All sign panels and 24 overhead sign structures were replaced to meet current standards. Nine bridges were reconstructed or rehabilitated. Three had to be widened, and six bridge superstructures were replaced to improve vertical clearance over the Interchange. Altogether, these improvements will provide a smoother, safer drive for more than a quarter million people—every day.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • New Jersey DOT
Meet Our Team

Abdel Denho, Senior Principal

My job is to ensure a thorough inspection of structures like the George Washington and Brooklyn Bridges so you safely get to where you’re going.

Kevin Doyle, Senior Principal

What we design has a lasting history and a positive impact on society and our communities.

Michael Kalb, Principal

Everything now deemed traditional was once considered experimental; don’t be afraid to try something new.

Michael McDonnell , Vice President

Living in one of the most densely populated states, I understand the importance of well-designed roadways to keep you moving forward.

Robert Minicucci, Senior Associate

Teaching others by example is the best way to pass on experience and good habits.

Albert Roughgarden, Senior Principal

Designing a new roadway means working with both the client and community to maximize a project’s potential while minimizing its impacts.

Russell Saputo , Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Northeast)

Roadway design is a collaborative process. Great design happens when the client and the community get involved.
Russell Saputo Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Northeast) Read More

Abdel Denho

Senior Principal

Kevin Doyle

Senior Principal

Michael Kalb

Principal

Michael McDonnell

Vice President

Robert Minicucci

Senior Associate

Albert Roughgarden

Senior Principal

Russell Saputo

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Northeast)

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