NEW JERSEY—Michael Baker, Jr. Inc., an engineering arm of Michael Baker Corp., has been awarded a 23-month, $6.5 million contract to supervise construction services for the first phase of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) non-roadway facilities upgrade program, which aims to bring NJTA up to current standards and into a state of good repair.

During the term of the contract, Baker will provide a broad range of services in support of the multi-phased program, which includes replacing the NJTA District 6 Maintenance Facility and three State Police Stations as part of the first phase of the program. Project areas planned include Secaucus, Newark, Galloway and Mount Laurel and includes the construction of more than 40 new buildings and the rehabilitation of more than 50.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by NJTA for this important and challenging opportunity,” said Baker’s Jason Hahn, project manager. “The initial projects are critical to the future of NJTA’s facilities upgrade program as it broadens its focus from the widening of its transportation infrastructure to the replacement of its aging facilities—our experienced team stands ready to support the program.”