Massachusetts Turnpike Toll Plaza
JDC Demolition was contracted through Skanska USA Civil and McCourt Construction Company to assist in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation initiative to eliminate the cash toll plazas along the Massachusetts Turnpike. JDC was contracted to remove all of the toll booths, all below grade construction, and associated welcome/support buildings from Sturbridge, Massachusetts to Natick Massachusetts in two phases of demolition and reconstruction. The initial scope of work focused on above grade construction which included the toll booths and associated canopies. JDC Demolition had a highway closure window of 20 minutes to remove the above grade construction and safety move the material to a laydown location outside of the active highway. The remaining below grade construction which included 70’ long x 14” thick approach slabs and associated 8’deep utility tunnels were worked on 24 hours a day by JDC staff until completion. The major goal was to remove the plazas and re-pave the highway in three active lanes in each direct before the heavily-traveled Thanksgiving season. All work was complete safely, without incident, and completed with the MassDOT schedule. Later scopes of work will include removal of toll plaza construction outside of the first phase of work zones, removal of utility buildings, and highway restoration.