Facility : Maintenance Facility
Size : 73,500 Total SF Enclosed Buildings
Location : Plymouth Meeting, PA
High Construction was selected as the general contractor for the relocation of the existing Plymouth Meeting Maintenance Facility for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). The project involved demolition of several existing buildings, structures, site improvements and construction of new buildings at Milepost 333.28 East Bound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike adjacent to the Norristown Interchange. A portion of the project was designed to comply with a minimum LEED Certification Level. All construction was performed in tandem with existing maintenance operations as well as the adjacent toll collection operations. The three new buildings include a 32,000-square-foot maintenance building, a 26,000-square-foot truck/equipment storage building and a 15,500-square-foot salt storage shed. New construction also included a vehicle fueling island (for which High Construction build a 1,500-square-foot weather canopy), a salt brine and calcium chloride liquid storage, and a brine-making station. Additionally, a new impound lot for the Pennsylvania State Police and a materials storage yard, known as a lay-down facility, was built next to the eastbound lanes of the turnpike on PTC-owned property between Gallagher and Belvoir roads in Plymouth. The lot and yard are accessed through the newly constructed, PTC-owned road connecting the westbound turnpike to Belvoir Road. Snow plows, maintenance trucks and state police will use the new access road to easily turn around on the turnpike in Plymouth where Jersey barriers previously separated the westbound and eastbound lanes of the turnpike. The project also included grading, pavement, a stormwater system, utilities, fencing, landscaping, replacement of electrical service, water and fire service mains, the extension of the existing sanitary sewer line, above-ground fuel storage tanks and a vehicle fuel dispensing system.