NBPA to Install New Elevator at the Lower Church Street Deck

by Dylan Saccoccio

The New Brunswick Parking Authority is building a new elevator at the Lower Church Street Deck.

The elevator will be out of service for 6-8 weeks from approximately March 31, through May 18 as construction begins to replace the old elevator car, cabling, and motor with a new car, cabling, and motor.

The project went out for public bid, and a responsible contractor with the lowest bid won the job to perform the work at the cost of $104,736.50, and is being fully funded by the NBPA with revenue from parking tickets and other fees.

The elevator project also serves as a way to update some older technology.

“The original elevator was installed when the garage was built in 1988,” said Karon.  “Building codes related to smoke detectors that had been grandfathered into effect since the original elevator was installed, will also be addressed at this time.”

Realizing that this sort of project will inconvenience people who rely on the elevator when they park their cars at the deck, the NBPA is providing a shuttle service to those who cannot use the stairs located in two areas of the garage.

“The NBPA will man the vehicles with NBPA Security/Customer Service Reps who will be stationed at the facility to assist patrons to and from their vehicles if needed,” said Karon”

For updates on the project, check out the NBPA website, or for assistance at the deck the number for security is (732) 667-8100.

“Our goal at NBPA is to serve the public by providing clean and safe facilities to park their vehicles,” according to Executive Director Karon.  “A new elevator will assist in meeting these goals.”