The Board of Directors of NJ TRANSIT has approved the reconstruction of the Elizabeth rail station, awarding the $49.2 million final design and construction contract to Anselmi and DeCicco.
The project includes new inbound and outbound station buildings; longer platforms for improved boarding of 12-car trains; climate controlled platform shelters; and improvements to ADA access, security and communications systems. The project will also allow for restoration of the existing pedestrian tunnel, restoration of the existing plaza area and installation of TransitArts elements.
“This project is a perfect example of the investments we are making to restore the rail system,” said Kevin Corbett, NJ TRANSIT executive director. “A new, modern and efficient station capable of handling the demands of this important Northeast Corridor stop is critical. This project is emblematic of the turn-around we are beginning at NJ TRANSIT.”
The Board of Directors has also approved a $4.7 million contract to WSP USA Inc. for construction management services. The total project has an estimated cost of $71 million is scheduled to finish in summer 2022.