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Haley & Aldrich, partners recognized for pioneering work on Bergen-Linden Corridor project with New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project award

Burlington, Mass., Feb. 16, 2018 – Haley & Aldrich announced today that the New Jersey Alliance for Action has recognized the firm and its project partners with New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project award for their work on the $1.2 billion Bergen-Linden Corridor project. New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects awards program highlights innovative, pioneering, and landmark construction initiatives that greatly impact the state’s economy and honors the businesses and organizations that work together as partners to ensure project success.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our contribution to the Bergen-Linden Corridor project,” said Colin Sweeney, Senior Vice President and Electric, Gas & Energy Market Segment Leader at Haley & Aldrich. “This project is an excellent example of a full project team coming together to develop innovative approaches to address extremely complex, high-profile challenges.”

The Bergen-Linden Corridor was initiated to develop a new transmission system from Ridgefield, NJ to Linden, NJ. The new system was deemed necessary to ensure reliable electric service, eliminate anticipated transmission constraints, and respond to PJM/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-mandated infrastructure expansion. The project will eliminate electric system capacity issues in Northern New Jersey, providing better power quality in the region.

“With more than 90 percent of the underground transmission line route within existing city streets, the project team worked in complex, highly populated areas,” Sweeney said. “By looking forward to upcoming work locations, understanding the utilities and hazards in the work location, and proactively managing relationships with local and regulatory authorities, Haley & Aldrich staff were able to avoid delays and safely complete drilling in high risk areas for utility strikes.”

Haley & Aldrich was responsible for obtaining access, permitting, and jurisdictional approvals for access and traffic control for each municipality. In conjunction with a driller, Haley & Aldrich staff devised a specialized drilling and sampling procedure to optimize testing sequences for 168 soil borings ranging between 15- and 80-feet deep within city streets and private properties. Explorations included geotechnical, environmental, and groundwater permeability testing at every location.

Haley & Aldrich and other recipients of New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects awards were recognized at a ceremonial breakfast on February 15, 2018 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ. Visit the New Jersey Alliance for Action website to view photos from the ceremony.

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