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Garden State Plaza

Regional Shopping Mall

Project Location: Paramus, NJ
Client: Westfield Design & Construction
Completion Date: 2002

Project Challenges:

Garden State Plaza is a 2 million sf regional shopping center located in Paramus, NJ, adjacent to the NJ Route 4/NJ Route 17 interchange, one of the busiest interchanges in the United States. The Garden State Plaza has undergone several expansions over the years, with each expansion requiring approvals from the Borough of Paramus, Bergen County and State agencies. Of particular concern to reviewers was the impact of the Plaza’s expansion traffic on the adjacent roadway system.

PDE Solutions:

  • PDE prepared detailed Traffic Studies to determine the access requirements and the necessary improvements on the surrounding roadway network for the different project expansions. The Traffic Studies were performed following the New Jersey Department of Transportation requirements. Coordination with the County as well as modifications to the interchange with the Garden State Parkway ramps also occurred.
  • PDE prepared Signal Design Plans for new/revised traffic signals both on-site and off-site.
  • PDE designed modifications to the internal circulation and access to the parking areas, including the design of a new bridge.
  • PDE prepared various plans to help obtain Site Plan Approvals.


Through PDE’s engineering expertise, the client was able to obtain local and State approvals for the various expansions.

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