New Jersey

After talking with Caterpillar, as well as veteran salespeople for the popular global construction equipment line, New Jersey's Foley Inc. is confident it has come up with a novel idea. On June 22, Piscataway-based Foley Inc. opened its own used equipment operation in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J.

In the township of Clinton, N.J., site preparation is under way on the $75 million Round Valley Reservoir project. The work calls for massive excavation and multiple trucks carrying an average of 26 tons of filler material. The improvements are expected to extend the reservoir's operating life and increase durability.

A seven-week-long project to make improvements to the 93-year-old Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge across the Delaware River is now under way. The span, located north of metro Philadelphia, connects U.S. Route 32 in Solebury Township, Pa., to U.S.

Doosan Infracore North America LLC is partnering with Best Line Equipment to expand its dealer network in New Jersey and New York City. The new facility is Best Line Equipment's first New Jersey dealership and is located at 275 Clark Street, Keyport, N.J., just 8 mi.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced June 19 that the Portal North Bridge replacement — a key component of the broader Gateway Project that includes building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel — has officially moved forward into the engineering phase of the program.

In 1997, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge team members buried a time capsule during the construction of adding a fourth level to the hospital. Recently, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge leaders and team members unveiled the time capsule during the construction of its new expanded Emergency Department.

The New Jersey Legislature has pushed through new legislation that revises the definition of "public works projects" to permit government-mandated PLAs on even more projects. This legislation now sits on Governor Murphy's desk for him to sign into law.

New Jersey wants to be known for more than just its shores and casinos. It aims to be the hub of the nation's nascent offshore wind energy industry. On June 16, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced the construction of what he calls the country's first port dedicated to constructing the colossal turbines that may one day dot the East Coast horizon as Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states rush to build more renewable energy.

On June 15, the city of Hoboken, N.J., restarted installation of the first phase of its water main replacement project, which will replace a total of 15 blocks, or 7,035 linear ft. of Hoboken's oldest water mains. Other upgrades include service lines to the curb box, curb to curb resurfacing, green/grey infrastructure, and complete street design.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation's $90.3 million state-funded project to rehabilitate the 82-year-old nine-span Route 495 viaduct in North Bergen continues toward completion, the agency reported June 15. Route 495 itself is an important 3.45-mi.-long, divided urban freeway in Hudson County that connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said. Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied for a state tax credit to help finance the water park.