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Route 82 Streetscape and Intersection Improvements

A new road, a new outlook

  • 3.3


  • 4

    Major Intersections

  • $10M

    Construction Cost

  • Union Township, New Jersey

    Union Township, New Jersey

Improving roadway operations and aesthetics while supporting economic redevelopment along Union Township’s main street

Some might say that suburban sprawl is the result of people growing out of the neighborhoods that already exist. Maybe they want something newer and fresher for a startup business. A newer area may seem like the best option sometimes. But it’s not the only option. The New Jersey Department of Transportation selected a corridor of Route 82 in Union Township as a prototype for urban revitalization.

The goal was to enhance roadway operations and aesthetics while supporting economic redevelopment along Union Township’s main street. In one section, bordered by businesses, restaurants, apartments, and driveways, we used creative approaches to preserve the area’s character while introducing upgrades. We designed a slightly raised cobblestone median which discourages speeding, allows emergency vehicles access, and provides an attractive brick accent.

With stakeholder input, we met the needs and addressed the issues of this now revitalized neighborhood. Economic growth and community appeal set Route 82 up as a great example of how an older road can stay relevant and vibrant.   

At a Glance

2010 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award - Distinguished Award
Meet Our Team

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.

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.

John Slivka, Senior Associate

When I manage a project, I like to see it through to the end. Many times, I’m involved from the sketching phase through to construction.

Qingquan (April) Wu, Associate, Senior Civil Engineer

Designing a better, safer, and more efficient roadway environment for all users has been the most rewarding part of my career.
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William Haggerty

Senior Civil Engineer

Matthew Maher

Senior Associate

Michael McDonnell

Vice President

Robert Minicucci

Senior Associate

John Slivka

Senior Associate

Qingquan (April) Wu

Associate, Senior Civil Engineer

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