Construction of a new and improved Plauderville Station in the City of Garfield, N.J., will begin this fall, under a contract approved by the NJ TRANST Board of Directors that will make the station fully accessible to customers with disabilities and will provide more convenient access to the station from the parking area.
"The Plauderville Station
project demonstrates NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving access to public
transportation and making it a viable option for all New Jersey residents,"
said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman Stephen Dilts.
"With funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the project
will help stimulate the economy by creating jobs now and a long-term asset for
The Board authorized a
$7.9-million contract with Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc. of Maplewood, N.J., for
the construction of two 450-foot high-level platforms, as well as a new heated
waiting area on the inbound platform, canopies, lighting, electronic signage,
closed-circuit television cameras, ramps and sidewalks.
The new platforms will be
built adjacent to the parking area located between Midland Avenue and Outwater
Lane, south of the existing low-level platforms, providing customers with more
convenient access to the station.
"Construction of new
high-level platforms will ensure full accessibility for customers with
disabilities, while enhancing overall convenience for everyone who uses the
station," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. "And, the
relocated platforms will provide customers with immediate access from the
parking area to the station."
Located on the Bergen
County Line, Plauderville Station serves nearly 400 customers on a typical
Construction is expected to
begin this fall, with completion anticipated in spring 2011.