Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoed Senate Bill 1370 which expands the use of Project Labor Agreements.

Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed Senate Bill 1370 today, which expands the use of Project Labor Agreements.

NJAPA, along with other industry partners, successfully lobbied to maintain the longstanding exemption for roadway and paving projects.

The legislation expands the permissible uses of Project Labor Agreements to water and sewer treatment plants and transportation projects where the primary work is a bridge.

To view a copy of the Governor’s recommendations, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Monaco, Executive Director, (732) 620-6223 or email kevin@njapa.com

NJDOT Bidding and Awards

NJAPA staff speaks with NJDOT senior staff every day to review, engage and advocate on a range of issues. Urgency in continuing to bid and award work, specifically paving work, is always the top agenda item. Recent discussions with the Director of Construction Services, Director of Operations & Maintenance, Assistant Commissioner of Capital Programs, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner all confirm that NJDOT is working to bid all work originally planned for FY2020 (which ends June 30) within that same time frame.

Some notes regarding FY2020 work status as of 4/23/2020
• 65 projects bid with a low bid value of approximately $852 Million
• 17 of these projects were paving specific with a low bid value of approximately $176 Million
• 38 projects awarded thus far with an award value of approximately $651 Million
• 9 of these projects were paving specific with an award value of approximately $68 Million
• Awarded projects include approximately 470,000 asphalt tons, total asphalt tonnage awarded for FY2019 was 1.71 million, total for FY2018 was 1.27 million.
• 9 projects currently advertised through May 14, 3 of which have significant asphalt quantities, total asphalt tonnage of approximately 430,000 tons.
• 2 Additional Maintenance Roadway contracts to be bid in advance of May 31, 2020
• 14 Additional Capital Projects with a bid range of $128-$285 Million, 4 of which are paving specific with a bid value of $16-$35 Million.

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NJ Asphalt Pavement Association Applauds Passage of Public Question # 2

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (November 9, 2016) – NJAPA thanks the voters of New Jersey for taking the time to understand and ultimately support Public Question #2 with a 54% approval rating on Election Day. This critical policy initiative ensures that gas tax revenue is dedicated to infrastructure improvement. With this approval, the State of New Jersey will now have an adequate, stable, and dedicated sources of funding for desperately needed improvements to our State’s roads, bridges, and transit systems.

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